NCRPO cracks whip on errant cops
FORTY-EIGHT errant members of the National Capital Region Police Office on Friday started undergoing a 15-day intensive disciplinary training and reorientation program in line with the ongoing internal cleansing of the unit, NCRPO chief Director Oscar D. Albayalde said yesterday.
The official said the 48 have been charged administratively or given warnings for lapses in duty.
The 48 officers have been ordered restricted to the NCRPO headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City while undergoing training.
Albayalde added that the NCRPO disciplinary training program seeks to instill discipline and build ethics, assess the commitment level of each police officer to their sworn duties, and also teach them financial management to strengthen their financial capacity.
“The problem on undisciplined and rogue cops has been a long time challenge in the Philippine National Police particularly at the NCRPO. The abuses and involvement of few police officers to illegal activities ruin the image of the entire organization.
“This is disappointing, and I swear that under my leadership, I will not allow these bad eggs to influence others nor continue their habits of destroying the image of good policemen.
“It is about time to look at this problem on a perspective where we can help the police rebuild their life and become better public servants,” said Albayalde as he told the public anew that the NCRPO leadership will not tolerate any misdeed of their officers and men.
He likewise emphasized that while many police officers are recognized for good service, this disciplinary training program is the best opportunity for the policemen who were cautioned or committed less grave offenses to improve themselves and deepen their commitment to the police organization.
As of last week, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Police Regional Office director Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore C. Sindac said only 118 of the 309 policemen from Metro Manila and other parts of the country ordered transferred to Basilan last month have reported to their new assignments.
Eleven of the 118 are Police Commissioned Officers while the rest are hold ranks ranging from Police Officer 1 to Senior Police Officer 4.
They were ordered transferred to the ARMM police by Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” M. dela Rosa who is pressing the drive to rid the PNP of scalawags.
“As of now, the 118 newly-reassigned police officers and men are already working with the Task Force Basilan and have been deployed in different municipal police stations in the province as projected,” Sindac said.
President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the transfer of rogue cops to Basilan where they will be helping security forces go after extremist Abu Sayyaf bandits.