Former National Police spokesman Lt. Gen. Dionardo Carlos is the new appointed Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Malacañang announced on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 via Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a press statement.
“We confirm that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed today, November 10, 2021, the appointment of Dionardo Bernardo Carlos as the new Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), effective November 13, 2021... We are confident that Gen. Carlos will continue making the PNP a professional, capable and reform-oriented organization that we envision it to be. We wish Gen. Carlos all the best as the new PNP Chief,”
President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Carlos as the next country’s top cop, replacing Gen. Guillermo Eleazar who will retire on Nov. 13. Carlos served as chief of the PNP’s Directorial Staff, the fourth highest post in the National Police, prior being appointed as PNP Chief.
Carlos is a member of the Philippine Military (PMA) Class of 1988. He served as a PNP spokesman in 2017 before he was named as the director of the Aviation Security Group.
He also served as the director of the Directorate for Information and Communications Technology and the Directorate for Police Community Relations before he was designated as the director of the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations- Visayas where he earned his third star.