Philippine National Police (PNP) is implementing the internal cleansing strategy to remove rogue police personnel.
The Philippine National Police-Regional Internal Affairs Service (PNP-RIAS) in Davao City has received at least 206 cases against policemen.
According to RIAS-11 chief PSSupt. Jose Carumba, this is the result of the internal cleansing campaign of the current administration that aims to remove rogue police personnel.
“Ginawang model ang Davao City dahil ang president natin taga dito at Police Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa. So parang naging inspiration sa ating PNP personnel na huwag gumawa ng masama sa kanilang trabaho,” he said.
(Davao City has become the model since our president as well as Police Director Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa hails from this city. So it has become the inspiration of our PNP personnel not to commit corruption.)
Based on the RIAS-11 data, from 86 cases in 2016, it has dwindled down to 35 this year.
Complaints range from performance irregularities; neglect of duty; violation of Republic Act 9262 or violence against women and children; and violation of police operation procedures.
“Pababa ang trend ng kaso in terms of internal discipline ng ating PNP dito sa Region XI. Halos pare-pareho but in terms of breach of internal discipline, mababa. Ito yong neglect of duty, awol of PNP personnel,” said Carumba.
(The cases are trending downward in terms of internal discipline of our PNP here in Region XI. It’s almost the same, but in terms of breach of internal discipline, it’s low. It includes neglect of duty, AWOL of PNP personnel.)
The local government hopes to fully cleanse the police force from any corruption.