BAGUIO CITY – The new leadership of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) vowed to intensify the campaign against the proliferation of illegal drugs and anti-criminality campaign to sustain the city’s identity as one of the most peaceful urban centers in the country.
Senior Superintendent George D. Daskeo, newly chosen BCPO City Director, said initial gains of the intensified anti-drug and anti-criminality campaign was the reduction of the volume of crimes committed in the city from 91 crimes power week last year to 44 crimes per week over the past several weeks.
Further, the police official claimed police operatives and anti-narcotics agents were also able to arrest more than 15 drug personalities over the past several weeks as an evidence of their desire to rid the city of the proliferation of illegal drugs.
“We would like to express our gratitude to the members of the Screening Committee for selecting me as the BCPO City Director. We have a lot of homework to do to serve our city. It is different to serve in the place where you come from because you have to think of the welfare of everyone, including your family members and relatives,” Daskeo stressed.
He reported that drug users in the city are now going to the lowlands just to take in prohibited drugs because of the limited supply of shabu following the unrelenting and uncompromising operations of law enforcers against drug personalities nationwide.
According to him, the days of drug personalities in the city are numbered because of the snowballing support of the public to the campaign of the government to rid the city of illegal drugs so that the brighter future of the youth will not be compromised.
Daskeo is a graduate of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Class of 1988. He served the BCPO as the Deputy City Director for Administration before becoming the chief of the Police Regional Office – Cordillera Regional (PRO-COR) Operation and Plans Division. He was also designed as the officer-in-charge of the PRO-COR Regional Health Support Group before becoming the chief of the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division of the PRO-COR.
Before being designated as the BCPO officer-in-charge last January 2016, he served as officer-in-charge of the Kalinga Provincial Police Office based in Tabuk city, Kalinga.
Daskeo was also a recipient of various medals and commendations such as Medalya ng Papuri, Medalya ng Kadakilaan, Medalya ng Kasanayan and United Nations (UN) medals aside from various group and unit citations and awards over the past three decades of his career as a police official.
The new City Director appealed to various stakeholders and local residents to support the all-out campaign of the PNP against the proliferation of illegal drugs and criminality by providing law enforcers with vital information that will result to the neutralization of suspected drug personalities and criminals seeking refuge in the city’s 128 barangays to stop their illegal activities making the city a better place to study, live, work and do business./Dexter A. See