- On July 14, 2015, Secretary of Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas announced the appointment of Director Ricardo Marquez as the new Philippine National Police (PNP) chief in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
- Director Ricardo Marquez became the 20th Chief of the Philippine National Police on 16 July 2015.
- He graduated from the Philippine Military Academy in 1982.
- He holds a Masters in Management from the Philippine Christian University.
- Marquez was the head of the PNP's Directorate for Operations and led the Special Task Force "Papal Visit 2015," where 25,000 policemen were mobilized in areas the pope visited last January.
- He got the Pope Francis Service Medal for his work in ensuring the pope's and the public's security at that time.
- Prior to being appointed chief of the Directorate of Operations (DO), Marquez was regional director of the Ilocos regional police office.
- He was chief of the Nueva Ecija provincial police office before being appointed chief of the Directorate of Operations.
- He graduated salutatorian at the Tulay Elementary School and was the valedictorian of his batch from the Bucal Barangay High School. He ranked #16 in his PMA class.
- Marquez, who hails from Maragondon, Cavite, was interviewed by the President on 17 June 2015.
- He bested two candidates more senior than him who were also interviewed by the President: the PNP’s current number 3, Deputy Chief for Operations Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo, Jr. (PMA ’81) and the number 4 cop of the PNP, Chief of Director Staff Deputy Director General Danilo Constantino (PMA ’82).
- Marquez will retire from service on 26 August 2016.
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