A COP from Pangasinan was named among the ten awardees for the Country’s Outstanding Policemen in Service (COPS) Award this year.
Senior Police Officer 2 (SPO2) Hermie Soriano Raymundo, a non-commissioned police officer assigned at the Provincial Investigation and Detective Management Division of the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office, was proclaimed among the winners in the nationwide search undertaken yearly by Metrobank Foundation, Rotary Club of New Manila East and PS Bank in partnership with the Philippine National Police.
The annual search for COPS recognizes the shared responsibility between the police and the community.
Raymundo, 39, who has been in the service for 13 years now, said he is thankful for this feat and promises to return the honor and distinction to the public which he serves.
“Nagpapasalamat tayo at napansin naman ang mga humble accomplishments natin,” Raymundo said.
His outstanding accomplishments as chief clerk at the Pangasinan PPO prompted former Provincial Police Director Percival Barba to nominate him to the search. His nomination was seconded by the Rotary Club of Binmaley.
As chief clerk, Raymundo supervises the filing of cases in different stations that facilitated the apprehension of suspects in drug dealing, illegal fishing and illegal logging.
Raymundo is also the chairperson of the School Governing Council of barangay Caloocan Norte in Binmaley town where he reside and president of the Western Best Association that promotes cleanliness, fundraising projects and community participation.
He is married to Janet Raymundo and they have three children.
The winners will receive P250,000 cash prize and a trophy. The formal COPS awarding date in Malacanang has yet to be set.