New Ecija top cop assumes post

August 15, 2021 Steve A. Gosuico 272 views

CABANATUAN CITY – Col. Rhoderick Campo on Saturday has officially sworn-in as the new acting Nueva Ecija provincial police director during simple change-of-command rites held in this city.

Campo, the erstwhile chief of the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division of the Police Regional Office 5 in the Bicol region, was formally installed as the new top cop by Police Regional Office 3 director Brig. Gen. Valeriano T. De Leon at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the NEPPO gymnasium.

Campo replaced Col. Jaime O. Santos, a Born-Again Christian, whose tour of duty in the province ended after six months and seventeen days. His next assignment is yet to be announced.

Santos relinquished his post via virtual mode as he was placed under isolation after being tested positive of the coronavirus-19.

The most notable that Santos implemented during his stint here was his “no-take policy,” wherein he rejected all kinds of bribes emanating from all forms of illegal gambling, illegal logging, prostitution, fake cigarettes, and other protection rackets.

In his virtual farewell address, Santos hailed the “no contact apprehension policy” implemented by the PRO3 under Brig. Gen. De Leon’s watch.

His sudden relief came more than three weeks after five Nueva Ecija policemen deployed in various police stations of the province were tagged in the brutal July 20 kidnap-murder of Muslim online seller Nadia Casar amid the Intensified Cleanliness Policy being implemented by PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar.