• GILBERT P. BAYORAN
PCol. Leo Pamittan, who is about to complete his two year tour of duty as provincial police of Negros Occidental, is up for transfer to a higher position.
Under the stewardship of Pamittan, the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office was adjudged as best provincial police nationwide in 2023.
“Being awarded as the best PPO nationwide, it tells the story about how they performed. We can’t ask for more,” Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said, when asked for his assessment of the performance of NOCPPO.
In fact, this will be the challenge for the next provincial police director, who must equal, or even surpass it, Lacson added.
Pamittan started serving as provincial police director of Negros Occidental on January 2022.
It was not yet determined who will succeed Pamittan as the provincial police director of Negros Occidental.
“We will always assure the new PD (provincial director) that we will continue to give the same support that we have given to the previous PDs,” Lacson said.
Pamittan led the NOCPPO staff and police chiefs of 31 component cities and municipalities in having a traditional New Year’s call to Gov. Lacson at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod, which was also attended by Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz. Lacson said that NOCPPO, under the leadership of Pamittan, did an “outstanding job” for the year 2023.*