Police Regional Office 10 – PBGEN BENJAMIN C ACORDA JR, Regional Director, successfully initiated Surprise Random Drug Test to the PCO, PNCO and NUP personnel of PRO 10 at Camp 1Lt Vicente G Alagar, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City on January 24, 2022.

Based on Art. III sec. 36 para (e) of Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 provides that officers and employees of public offices shall undergo random drug testing. Also, under CSC Circular No. 13 states that the objective of the random drug testing is to ensure that government agencies remain drug-free.

The surprise drug testing happened during the accounting of personnel and checking of attendance in the morning at the Regional Headquarters Covered Court, strictly prohibiting personnel to go outside without having been tested.

A total of 436 personnel, including the other offices in RHQ, have undergone the drug testing that was facilitated by the Regional Crime Laboratory Office 10.
In his message PBGEN ACORDA said, “We took this opportunity to conduct drug testing to show and ensure that personnel of PRO 10 is drug free, to maintain the trust of the public and to assure that our personnel are monitored if someone is using illegal drugs from time to time.”

Anti-illegal drugs campaign does not limit only to the people in the community but also to the personnel who execute and implement the laws.

Police Regional Office 10 will continue to intensify the campaign against illegal drugs to eradicate those who take advantage of their position instead of doing their duties and responsibilities as public servant. ###