PNP: 935 erring cops sacked from January 2022 to August 2023
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) removed 935 straying officers from January 2022 to August 2023 as the institution continues to cleanse its ranks.
The PNP reported Tuesday that during the period, it had resolved 4,082 cases involving members who committed wrongdoings, resulting in the dismissal of 935, suspension of 1,850, and demotion of 242 officers.
It added that the resolution of cases also resulted in reprimands (680), forfeiture of salaries (159), restrictions (110), and withholding of privileges (106).
“The PNP is strengthening its Internal Disciplinary Mechanism and intensifies efforts in reiterating the Doctrine of Command Responsibility and Police Operational Procedures to every member on the ground,” PNP chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr. said in a statement.
“We are bringing across our message to the people that the PNP leadership strongly condemns any wrongdoing of its few misguided members,” he added.