New Quezon City Police District Chief
National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Leonardo Espina hands over the Quezon City Police District flag
to the city police’s new chief, Senior Superintendent Richard Albano, at a command turnover ceremony at Camp Karingal
from outgoing QCPD director Chief Superintendent Mario dela Vega.
The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) has a new Director as P/Senior Superintendent Richard Albano took over last January 12, 2013 the position from P/Chief Superintendent Mario dela Vega, who is set to retire next month.
P/CS Dela Vega, who reaches the mandatory retirement age of 56 in February, will go on non-duty status. He was QCPD Director for almost a year, assuming the post of district director last February 2012. He led the QCPD to its fifth “Best Police District” award last year. He also instituted the deactivation of the headquarters mobile patrol unit and the deployment of its vehicles and personnel to the police stations, increasing police presence, visibility and mobility on the streets.
P/SSupt. Albano was deputy director of the PNP Retirement Benefits Administration Service prior to his designation as QCPD Director. He had also been with the QCPD before, heading the then Central Police District’s Special Project Unit in 2003. He vowed to continue programs instituted by P/CS Dela Vega and enhace the curret system.