Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar is the next chief of the Philippine National Police.
This was announced today by Interior Secretary Eduardo Año.
Eleazar will replace Police General Debold Sinas, who is set to retire on May 8.
Eleazar said that becoming a Chief PNP is a rare opportunity but come with the challenges.
“To be appointed as the Chief PNP is a rare opportunity, but come with the challenges of good leadership and meeting the high expectations of the Filipino people. I accept these challenges,” he stressed
“I express my sincerest gratitude to our Commander-In-Chief, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, for choosing me to be among the instruments of his genuine intention of a having a well-disciplined and professional police force that could always be banked on in enforcing the law and in serving and protecting the Filipino people,” Eleazar added.
He also expressed gratitude to DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año for always believing in his capability to lead the more than 220,000-strong Philippine National Police.
“At higit sa lahat ay nagpapasalamat ako sa Poong Maykapal sa pambihirang pagkakataon na ibinigay niya sa akin upang pagsilbihan ang aking kapwa Pilipino. Maraming salamat at mabuhay ang PNP!” the general said.