Novicio replaced Police Col. Nelson Eucogco who served as provincial director for 2 years.
He vowed to continue the intensified campaign against illegal drugs and other forms of anti-criminality in the province.
Police Brigadier General Bernabe Mendoza Balba, PRO8 Regional Director, led the turnover of Malitbog Municipal Police Station Building and presided the relinquishment and assumption of outgoing and incoming officials, respectively
Meanwhile, Eucogco was thankful for the chance to led the provincial police office, and emphasized that, amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, there was unity and extraordinary approaches to deliver services to the community.
Novicio is the former provincial director of Samar PPO.