Joanne Namnama P. Dilim
SAN FERNANDO CITY – The San Fernando City police community welcomed Supt. Bryant Demot as the new officer in charge replacing Supt. Julius Suriben.
Suriben served as the city police chief for more than two years beginning September 23, 2013. He was assigned as the chief of the intelligence division of the La Union Provincial Police Office (LUPPO) here effective January 9.
According to city mayor Pablo C. Ortega, Suriben is highly commendable for his contributions in securing peace and order.
“As far as I am concerned, he is the best chief of police San Fernando City ever had. He has done a lot for the city,” said Ortega.
He also cited that one of the greatest high-impact accomplishments of Suriben is the declaration of 50 out of 59 barangays in the city as drug-free villages.
Meanwhile, LUPPO director Senior Supt. Angelito Dumangeng said Demot was the best choice for the city PNP post.
Before his appointment, Demot served as Special Action Forces (SAF) trooper for eight years, commander of the Pangasinan Public Safety Company and deputy provincial director for operations also of Pangasinan police.
For his part, Demot said his initial plan is to ensure security for the upcoming elections.
“Plans have been in place by the former COP. What I will do is to study them and if they are for the betterment of the city then I will sustain them. However, I will check if improvements can also be done,” he said. (MCA/JNPD/PIA-1 La Union)