By ANTHONY GIRON
CAMP GEN. PANTALEON GARCIA, IMUS, Cavite—Four police officers were charged with neglect of duty after they were caught by their own chief sleeping on the job.
Senior Superintendent William M. Segun, Cavite Police Provincial Office (PPO) director, ordered the filing of the administrative charges against the four officers after relieving them himself for their misconduct.
It was Segun who caught the officers following a surprise inspection pre-dawn on Tuesday at the Bacoor-Panapaan and Longos precincts; as with the Imus-Daanghari Road outpost.
Segun took photos of the officers using his phone.
One of the photos showed an officer in uniform seemingly in deep slumber on a cushioned folding bed; while another officer, who had just apparently awakened, was seen seated with a woman.
Segun scolded the erring officers on site. He also asked them to submit a written explanation as to why they were sleeping while on the job.
The PPO commander confirmed his actions against the sleeping officers Wednesday during the first command visit of Chief Superintendent Edward E. Carranza, newly designated director of the Police Regional Office IV-A or the Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon (Calabarzon) Police Command.
When interviewed, Carranza and Segun were one in saying that performance and discipline are a must for police officers.
Both added erring officers sould bear the consequences of their actions.