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PNP chief Acorda says no police revamp plans yet

By: - Reporter / @FArgosinoINQ
/ 04:00 PM April 25, 2023

No plan to revamp police force yet, says PNP chief Acorda

(Left to right) PNP Deputy Chief for Administration Police Lieutenant General Rhodel Sermonia, PNP chief Maj. Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr., and PNP Directorate for Police Community Relations Director Police Major General Mario Reyes hold a press conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City on April 25, 2023. / Faith Argosino

MANILA, Philippines — The newly appointed chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Maj. Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr., said Tuesday that he has yet to draft a police force revamp plan.

Acorda stressed that policy, guidelines, merit, ability, and moral ascendancy would govern all acts.


“Everything will be done based on the policy, guidelines, merit, ability, capability, and moral ascendancy. These are the basic qualifications (Standards of Professional Behaviour) that SOPB will set. The SOPB will be empowered to ensure no policies are violated and candidates scrutinized,” Acorda said during his first press conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

“But when it comes to revamp, wala pa tayo naiisip (we haven’t thought of anything yet), ” he added.

Acorda also emphasized that the PNP will be aggressive in its operations. Lt. Gen. Rhodal Sermonia, the deputy chief for administration, will ensure adequate financial and logistical support for its lower units.

“For our regional directors and NSUS (National Support Units), we will make sure that they will be properly supported on the ground,” the PNP chief said.

Acorda requested the DCA to supervise and ensure the proper allocation of funds, logistical support, and administrative requirements for lower units. He also sought assistance from the public, media, and LGUs in achieving a secure and crime-free community.

“We need the support of the community and the media and other LGUs. I want to take this opportunity to solicit your support to engage our community na magsumbong (to report to us if they witness any criminal activity),” he said.



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