THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday claimed that it had already sacked and disciplined more than 500 police personnel that committed various offenses during the first six months of the year.
Records from the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) showed that about 104 police personnel have been dismissed from the police service and 428 others were meted with disciplinary actions.
Most of the police personnel were dismissed from the service due to various administrative and criminal offenses while those disciplined were for committing administrative offenses and involvement in irregularities.
PNP Public Information Office (PIO) chief, Senior Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac said the move of dismissing and disciplining erring police personnel shows efforts of the police in removing bad eggs in the police force.
“This is a manifestation of the keen resolve of the PNP to weed out misfits among the ranks of the PNP… we have fired 14 police personnel for various administrative and criminal offenses,” Sindac said.
The PIO chief said that some of the sanctions meted on erring police personnel were as rank demotion, suspension, forfeiture of salary, restriction to quarters and withholding of privileges.
The police official said that the PNP-DPRM keeps track of all administrative and criminal cases that involved police personnel.
Sindac added that at present, there are 797 pending cases are awaiting resolution in the summary hearing boards, mostly carry-over or cases from the previous years while 1,263 cases were already resolved.
“Also, during the said six-month period, there were also six PNP Personnel who were dropped from rolls… they are those who are not reporting to service or gone on AWOL,” Sindac said.
The PNP official said that all of the 2,060 cases stemmed from complaints which were all investigated and acted upon at the different levels of command.
“Some of the respondents were meted non-disciplinary sanctions while others were either exonerated or their cases dropped,” Sindac said. Anthony Vargas