740 PNP men deployed as poll period takes off


THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said a total of 740 police commanders from different parts of the country have been reassigned as the poll period for the May 2016 synchronized elections got underway.

The PNP spokesman, Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor, told reporters in a news briefing in Camp Crame in Quezon City that the reassignment of these police officers was part of the organization’s regular administrative policies.

Those reassigned have exceeded their two years of duty in their posts.

“The PNP has issued reassignment orders to some 740 police unit commanders who have already reached or exceeded two years of tour of duty in their posts,” Mayor said.

Among those reassigned were 25 provincial directors, nine city directors, 27 commanders of provincial units, 147 municipal chiefs of police and 532 other officers occupying various positions.

“The reassignment of commanders is in line with the limited rotation of personnel and part of the best practices implemented by the PNP during election period,” Mayor explained in the briefing.


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