May 19, 2021 – Mayor Benjamin Magalong is now in the process of selecting the next chief of police who will head the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO).

The mayor said he had whittled down the list of the five nominees provided to him to just two and he is now carefully weighing his options before making his final decision.

He said he will make his choice on the basis of the candidates’ service reputation, leadership and perception of their peers, subordinates and superior officers.

He also expressed support to outgoing BCPO Director P Col. Allen Rae Co who he said is waiting for his new assignment.

“I am hoping that he will be given a very good assignment as a form of reward and recognition because he performed extremely well as chief of police,” the mayor said.

“He deserves a good position.  I am meticulous and I know the level of performance of a policeman.  Col. Co was exceptional as commander of our city police force,” he added.  – Aileen P. Refuerzo