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Cordilleran general from Abra among contenders for next PNP Chief

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Cordillera - A full-blooded Cordilleran from Abra is among the top contenders for the Philippine National Police (PNP)'s top position as PNP Chief to replace outgoing General Debold Sinas.

Police Lieutenant General Israel Ephraim Dickson, who is from the Tingguian tribe of Abra is one of the top picks for the position when PNP Chief Sinas will leave office on May 8. 

General Dickson is the 4th in command as chief directorial staff of the PNP. 

He also served as the head of the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations-Northern Luzon and also in Visayas before he was appointed as head of the PNP Civil Security Group.

Prior to his appointment in the PNP's top office, General Dickson  served his own region in 2019 as the director of Police Regional Office (PRO) Cordillera.

During his stint as PRO-COR Director, Cordillera PNP was recognized as the Most Disciplined Cops in the entire country.

Gen. Dickson was also among the top officials who handled the case of PMA Cadet 4th Class Dormitorio, who died of hazing inside PMA campus.

Dickson belongs to the  PMA class of 1987. 

Some of the top names floated as the next PNP are Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar, Brigadier General Vicente Danao and Police Lieutenant General Joselito Vera Cruz.

Gen. Eleazar in the PNP's deputy chief for administration and the second highest-ranking police officer in the country. 

Gen. Danao is the current chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) while Gen. Cruz is the current commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF) Covid-19 Shield.



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