POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS AWARDS
LINGAYEN—Five police officers, a non-uniformed personnel and a police station were given certificates of recognition during the program observing the 22nd Police Community Relations (PCR) month celebration at the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office here last Monday (03 July).
P/Sr. Superintendent Ronald Lee, Pangasinan PNP director, and broadcaster Cris Zuñiga, the activity’s guest speaker, handed the certificates of recognition to the awardees. The theme of this year’s PCR month celebration is “Police and Community: Sharing Responsibility, Taking Action in Unity.”
Zuñiga and Lee present the certificate of recognition to Supt. Umayam (right). (Punchphoto by Cesar Ramirez)
The awardees were led by P/Supt. Charlie Umayam, Calasiao chief of police, as outstanding senior police commissioned officer (PCO) of the year; P/Sr. Inspector Jairilyn Camangian, as outstanding junior PCO of the year; SPO2 Rizel Lumiguen, as outstanding police non-commissioned officer (PNCO) of the year; SPO1 Jose dela Cruz Jr., as outstanding PIO of the year (PNCO category); PO2 Rosalie Benitez, as outstanding junior PNCO of the year; Non Uniformed Personnel (NUP) Vicky Melchor, as outstanding PIO of the year (NUP category); and Calasiao Police Station, outstanding police station of the year.
The Calasiao Police Station also received a national award later in Camp Crame in Quezon City as outstanding police station of the year (national level) as part of the 22nd PCR Month celebration.
Presidential proclamation 764 signed by then president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared the month of July as PCR Month.
Lee said the purpose of said proclamation is to promote closer interaction between the community and the police in handling peace and order problem and to enhance image of police in the community.
“We recognize the importance of a community anti criminality efforts because the community always has a bigger role in the solution of a crime and in the enhancement of our peace and order situation,” Lee said.
“Today we celebrate not just to renew our partnership with the community but also to recognize the unselfish support and contribution of the community in the peace and order campaign of the PNP,” Lee added. (Cesar Ramirez)