Chief Supt. Amador Corpus has been designated director of the Philippine National Police- Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) during simple rites held at Camp Crame in Quezon City on Tuesday.
Corpus (PMA class 86) earlier relinquished his former post to the new Central Luzon police director Chief Supt. Joel Napoleon Coronel.
Coronel was the Deputy Regional Director for Administration (DRDA) of the National Capotal Region Police Office (NCRPO) before his reassignment to the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3).
Coronel (PMA class 87) is formerly the director of the Western Police District (WPD).
Corpus replaced Director Roel Obusan who spent his remaining days in the government service specifically at CIDG before he reached the 56-year-old mandatory retirement age on Nov 20.
Corpus is the brains behind the “One Commendable Act” (OCA) challenge being adopted and duplicated accross the country.
In his speech, Corpus urged CIDG personnel to support his administration particularly in the campaign against organized criminal groups operating in the country.
The CIDG is the elite investigative arm of the PNP.
“We have to work in harmony with your support,” Corpus told the rank and file including civilian emoyees and agents of CIDG.
Meanwhile, Coronel expressed thanks to PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde for giving him a chance to serve the people of Central Luzon.
Coronel is from Mabalacat City in Pampanga.
“I would like to express my profound gratitude to our CPNP for the trust and confidence he has given me. I offer him my pledge that I shall do my utmost best to perform my duties with the cooperation of every one. I urged everyone to extend the same support you have shown to your former director,” said Coronel in a statement.