PNP mulls assigning non-police jobs to civilians

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PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine National Police said it was looking into the possibility of assigning non-police jobs to civilians or non-uniformed personnel in a bid to deploy officers assigned inside police headquarters nationwide to do field works.

“Pinagaralan lang natin para ma-download ang mga pulis sa mga kalsada where they are needed,” PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr. said in a press conference, citing a three-day dry-run that started Saturday which tested the possibility of replacing police officers manning entry points of the PNP’s National Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City, with security guards.

During the dry run, Cerbo said 21 security guards from the Utopia Security Agency were sent to Camp Crame and were made to guard the camp’s Santolan Gate (Gate 2) where pedestrians enter, as well as the gates where vehicles enter. The guards remain supervised, nonetheless, by police officers during their entire stay at the camp.

“For example dito lang sa Camp Crame, meron tayong pulis na trabaho ay magmaneho nung garbage truck natin. Pwede nating i-subcontract sa mga civilians so that yung mga pulis natin ay magagamit natin for police works, and that includes yung mga nagu-guwardya sa gate,” Cerbo said, adding that the idea is believed to be cost efficient.

Cerbo said the PNP would be able to spend less in salaries for security guards compared to the P18,000 per month salary for rookie police officers, which does not yet include bonuses.

“Hindi naman natin ipapaubaya totally sa guards yung pagbabantay ng Crame, may magsu-supervise pa rin d’yan and of course pag meron gulo, may mga reaction teams pa rin na reresponde pero just the same, pinagaaralan pa to ha tinitingnan pa rin yung pros and cons,” he said.

He said that if ever the idea will be put into effect, possible security guards for the job will undergo proper training, and will be subjected to an “extensive background check.”

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  • malek_abdul

    Give it a try…Why not?

  • mund_gulid1994

    that shall include also comptrollership/budgeting positions wherein pinag aagawan ng mga PNP officers…each division or unit in the PNP ay may comprtroller or finance officer pati logistics officer…eh ang mga ito pang civilian jobs na…pero bakit kaya pinag aagawan yung puesto na mga iyan???? ang mga magagarang SUVs at mga magagandang bahay na multi million ang value ng mga PNP finance officers at comptrollers na kung ikukumpara sa mga sahod nila ay di naman makakabili agad ng mga iyun ang dahilan na pinag aagawan nila mga puesto na mga yun??

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    c’mon mr. cerbo, mere po1’s na psg (pulis sa gate) can be easily intimidated and bullied by higher ranking officers and some swell headed people and it could even be worse if those manning the gates are civilian blue guards.

    ang hirap dyan kasi, ang taas taas ng expectation ng mga bagong pinoy, gusto juicy agad ang position at assignment, sana matutunan ng mga new recruits na kung may gusto sila ay dapat kanila itong pinag-sisikapan at huwag na lang aasa basta sa mga padrino.

    ano ang sunod?,pnp band, crime lab, finance, itms, engineer, dental,medical units, legal. isama nyo na rin ang mga mekaniko at drivers sa motor pool pati na rin ang pulis na merong clerical jobs.

    kung susundin ang dahilan mo eh siguradong walang matitirang sworn officers sa crame at sa ibang mga himpilan. which in a way is good para naman matunaw ang sebo ng mga nagpapa-tabang pulis na naka assign sa mga opisina

    • http://www.facebook.com/jakejohnmark.smith Ustadz Omar

       ha….ha…ha…Shit PULIS talaga kahit klan puro palpak…bakit security guard ang ilagay niyo jan IBIG SABIHIN ma-compromise na yung ibang Police Operations. sad Facts, karamihan sa mga pulis ngaun VERY RELAX….kulang sa displina at Training. ganyan na ba ngayon ang PULIS….kakahiya…mabuti pa yung CAFGU kung sabihin mo na magduty 24Hrs hindi umaalis sa post niya, samantala ang pulis 2 oras lang na duty tulugan pa or hindi pa ginagawa ng tama ang trabaho. ang daming unsolved crimes sa bansa natin. SAYANG LANG ANG PINAPASAHOD NG GOBYERNO SA INYO..paganahin niyo nga yung mga utak ninyo wag yung pangingikil lang inaatupag niyo……MGA BOBO

  • tunderlulo

    PNP nasaan na ang kaso ng Atimonan natulog na yata at bakit walang naihabla sa husgado hanggang ngayon pulos na lang palabas? ang administrative case ba ay umusad o pareho rin?

  • speedstream2

    This is a very workable idea, which makes one wonder: why wasn’t it tried a long time ago? All that the PNP has to do are to train these civilians well (highly doable), but first vet them thoroughly (equally doable). With civilians doing administrative work and other related jobs, more policemen can indeed be mobilized for street-level operations and heighten considerably much-needed police visibility. Btw, the PNP should re-evaluate this business of assigning policemen at the MRT and LRT. Properly trained and well-positioned security guards can probably do an equally if not better job at securing the mass transit systems.

  • doublecross

    pnp…nagtitipid!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

      matagal nang nagtitipid yan, di lang malaman kung saan napupunta ang savings.

  • superlucky2

    NAKU LALONG DADAMI ANG  MAGIGING PASAWAY SA KALYE PAG-PINALABAS ANG MGA PULIS SA CRAME.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NRLFHB4ZOMCNGDUJ2ZINRV7DAQ Juan

    pati sa ayala,ortigas,global city, barangay, NLEX,SLEX,SKYWAY,AIRPORT, pinaubaya na nila sa security guard and tanod. Honestly wala naman na silang silbi sa lipunan natin sakit pa sila ng ulo. Eh kung SOCO na lang iwanan natin?

  • kismaytami

    Eh di tuwang-tuwa na naman ang mga batugan diyan sa PNP. Hindi na kailangang magmaneho ng truck ng basura, hindi na ring kailangang mag-guwardiya sa kampo. Ang siste, eh magpapalaki na lang ng tiyan si PO1 sa loob ng airconditioned na police station. At kapag may dumulog eh sasabihan na lang “Wala po kaming magagawa riyan” o kaya’y “Doon ho kayo sa barangay magpunta”. Hayahay ang buhay ni PO1…
    Another reason to hate paying taxes.

  • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

    cerbo, ang una mong idownload ay ang mga tinamaan ng magaling na pmayers at mga pulis na nandyan sa finance at comptroller!  puro pagnanankaw lang ang ginagawa ng mga yan.  nagpulis sila tapos accounting works ang ginagawa?

    yan ang una nyong gawin!!! mga b0b0!

    or mga magnanakaw?

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    I think the country would be better off if the entire PNP is gradually assigned to non-police jobs, while a new police force is organized starting from scratch.

  • geminimind

    I strongly agree,It’s even better if you hire private citizens to spy on your entirety.

  • KurakotNaPinoy

    matagal na ginagawa ito sa ibang bansa.

    sa kabilang banda, sa sobrang inutil ng PNP ngayon, bakit di na lang ibigay yung pagiging pulis sa ibang mas nararapat sa tungkulin.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQDXUG2JNDICIHOQVPJUXQJFHY Ali

       Puedi ba malaman kung anong klasing pulis meron  kayo sa inyong lugar? Can you easily trust other people of your safety for example because they are vocal in criticism? Dito sa amin sa Southern Philippines, we trust our policemen and we always volunteered to help them. Alam namin na kulang sila sa gamit pero hindi namin sila tinatawag na inutil…Hindi kaya iba ang kultura nang pulis ninyo sa pulis namin?

  • carlorocci

    Bakit naman kasi pulis ang kailangan magmaneho ng truck ng basura?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

      fyi meron kasing  patakaran na regular members lang ang pwedeng magmaneho ng  gov’t issued service vehicles.

  • Anqui

    The idea for all PNP in uniform  to do field work is excellent.  All administrative and financial positions should be done by civil service personnel.  The COA can have better control on money used by the PNP, because a civilian comptroller could not be easily manipulated by Greedy Generals. This idea could also be implemented in the Military to avoid the likes of Generals Garcia and Ligot who practically cleaned up Military Funds as Comptrollers for themselves and their Military Superiors..  

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