Alloysius Alonz was sworn in as the new Director of Public Safety by President Tommy Remengesau Jr. in front of a crowd of family, police officers, OEK representatives and Ministers and supporters yesterday, April 2.
Vice President and Minister of Justice Raynold Oilouch offered welcoming remarks and noted Alonz’s tenure as the longest serving officer at the Division of Public Safety. Mr. Alonz had served in the acting director position for almost a year now and had served on numerous occasions as acting director and is highly qualified for the position, according to Vice President Oilouch.
“We are with you, supporting you as you perform your job,” remarked President Remengesau to Director Alonz in his special remarks.
Remengesau stressed that keeping the nation’s peace and security is not a one-man’s job but it takes the whole ministry and the community to achieve peace and security.
“Policeman is just the arm of the law enforcement. Law enforcement is everyone’s job, reminding each other what is lawful and what is not,” added Remengesau. He assured Alonz that he has his support, the lawmakers and traditional leaders support.
Director Alonz expressed his gratitude for the support of many people including the officers and staff of the Ministry.
“The strong family support is the reason we are here today,” added Alonz thanking his family and supporters.
Alonz succeeded the late former BPS Director Julio Ometei Ringang who died on April 7 last year due to illness.