President Rodrigo Roa Duterte formally installed Police Chief Superintendent Ronald M Dela Rosa as the 21st Chief of the Philippine National Police during simple ceremonies at the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame.
Dela Rosa assumed command of the 160,000-strong Philippine National Police upon the retirement last Tuesday of erstwhile PNP Chief, Police Director General Ricardo C Marquez.
Upon his assumption to the post as the highest police official of the land, President Duterte approved Dela Rosas’ promotion to Police Director General (4-Star General), the highest rank in the PNP Officer Corps.
Before assuming the top PNP post, Dela Rosa was Executive Officer of the Directorate for Human Resource and Doctrine Development.
The Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association awarded him the prestigious PMAAAI 2015 Cavalier Award in recognition of his notable achievements in the field of Police Operations.
He is a member of the illustrious PMA “Sinagtala” Class of 1986.
He served various leadership positions in the command group of the PNP Intelligence Group from October 2013 to December 2014.
He rose from junior officer to field grade officer while serving various assignments in Mindanao as Battalion Commander of the 11th Regional Mobile Group, Regional Intelligence Officer, Compostela Valley Provincial Director, Davao Del Sur Provincial Director and head of the Mindanao Satellite Office of the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force (PAOCTF).
He served with distinction as Regional Logistics Officer for Southern Mindanao in 2011-2012 and as City Director of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) in 2013 for which he received back-to-back citations as 2012 PNP Senior Officer of the Year for Operations and 2013 PNP Achievement Award in the Field of Operations.
Dela Rosa attended the 212th Regular Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and the International Police Cooperation Center in South Korea; the US Army Ranger School in Fort Benning, Georgia; Air Marshall Instructors Course by the Australian Federal Police; and SET Course at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
He also completed the Scout Ranger Orientation Course at the Scout Ranger Training School in Tanay, Rizal; the Police Intelligence Officer Advance Course at the PNP Intelligence Training Group; Police Officers Comptrollership Course; and the Police Safety Officer Course at the PC Training Command in Cavite.
Dela Rosa rose from humble beginnings in this hometown of Bato, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur and is a product of the public school system being a graduate of at the Bato Elementary School, Sta. Cruz National High School and Mindanao State University. (PNP-PIO)