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 program of the unit, NCRPO chief, Director Oscar D. Albayalde said yesterday.
The official said the 48 have existing administrative charges or cautioned for their lapses while on duty. The NCRPO men have been ordered restricted at 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 reminded 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 of the policemen who were cautioned or committed less grave offenses to improve themselves and deepen their commitment with the police organization.
As of last week, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Police Regional Office director, Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore C. Sindac said that 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 with ranks ranging from Police Officer 1 to Senior Police Officer 4 ordered transferred to the ARMM police by Philippine National Police chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” M. dela Rosa in line with his ongoing internal cleansing program.