In Silang, Cavite, the Philippine National Police Academy recently hosted a retirement honors ceremony for PBGEN Lawrence B Coop. The event, presided over by Acting Director PBGEN Samuel C. Nacion, unfolded at the BGen Cicero Campos Grandstand, Camp General Mariano N. Castaneda.
Early Life and Academic Achievements
Born on October 26, 1967, in Pandayan, Tadian, Mountain Province, Cordillera Administrative Region, PBGEN Coop is not just a distinguished member of the PNPA "TAGAPAGKALINGA" Class of 1991; he is also a proud Igorot. He earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Philippine Christian University and holds the Police Executive Service Eligibility.
A Varied Career in Service
PBGEN Coop's career path is a diverse one, encompassing pivotal roles such as Chief of Operations Management Division of Special Action Force (2012-2014) and Battalion Commander of the NCRPO Regional Mobile Force Battalion (2014-2016). He later assumed leadership positions as Chief of Police in Pasay City (2016) and San Juan (2017).
In 2018, PBGEN Coop took on the role of Chief Recruitment and Selection Division of the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management. The following year (2019), he served as the Deputy Director for PNP Retirement and Benefits Administration Service, focusing on the welfare of retired personnel.
His commitment continued to the administrative realm as the Deputy Regional Director for Administration of PRO Cordillera (2020-2021), contributing to the administrative aspects of the Cordillera Administrative Region.
In further recognition of his capabilities, PBGEN Coop was designated as the Deputy Director for the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management. Simultaneously, he served as the Chief of the Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies, overseeing personnel matters and security and investigation agencies.
On the global stage, PBGEN Coop made substantial contributions, participating in the U.N. mission in Kosovo, Europe, East Timor, and playing a crucial role in the Philippine Humanitarian Contingent in Iraq in 2003. His commitment is underscored by foreign schooling and training, including the OSEC Provincial and City Director Executive Course and a Comparative Counter-Terrorism Narratives in Ankara, Turkey.
Recognition and Accolades
PBGEN Coop's dedication has not gone unnoticed, with numerous distinguished medals, awards, and commendations both locally and internationally, underscoring his commitment to excellence.
Leaving a Lasting Impression
As PBGEN Lawrence B Coop, a distinguished Igorot, transitions into retirement, his legacy within the Philippine National Police is remarkable. His unwavering commitment to discipline, service, hard work, and integrity has left an indelible mark on the organization.
Conclusion: Honoring a Legacy
In commemorating the retirement of PBGEN Coop, we pay tribute to a career marked by achievements and a legacy that will resonate in the Philippine National Police for years to come. As an exemplary Igorot leader, his dedication serves as an inspiration, embodying the values of discipline, service, and integrity. The impact of his contributions will continue to shape the future of law enforcement in the Cordillera Administrative Region and beyond.