PNP to enforce stricter policy on police chiefs supervising erring cops
Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde on Thursday said they would implement stricter policies for police chiefs who failed to supervise erring policemen.
In a press briefing, Albayalde said it will be a “one-strike policy.” The police chief will have “immediate relief” if their policemen would commit serious criminal cases.
“There will be no second chance dito kasi ginawa na namin lahat. We gave them memorandum napakarami na paulit ulit. Reminders na paulit ulit,” Albayalde said. “And yet ‘di nila masupervise mga tao nila.”
(There will be no second chance here because we’ve done everything. We’ve issued memoranda and reminders repeatedly.)
Albayalde was reacting to some of the controversies in the PNP that hogged headlines recently such as the “palit-puri” (sex-for-freedom) scheme.
Albayalde also said he “does not see any reason” why some chiefs of police could not supervise their men, noting that they handle around 50 to 100 personnel.
He then said these efforts show that the PNP would not allow such incidents to happen.
“Kahit na iisang incident yan di natin pwedeng palampasin it will never be a culture in the PNP yung mga ganyang gawain,” he said.
(Even if it is just a one-time incident, we are not going to tolerate it. This will never be part of the culture in the PNP). /ee
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