Who Are the Law Enforcers in the Philippines

An outrage rally was held by many groups on December 21, 2020 at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City. [65] * In March 2018, the Philippines announced its withdrawal from the Rome Statute. This resignation came into effect on March 17, 2019. In the current rank system (2019), the National Police does not have the rank of Second Lieutenant, Technical Sergeant, Sergeant and Patrol Man First Class. In February 2018, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced the opening of a preliminary investigation into police violence in the Philippines. This use of force could constitute a crime against humanity. In August 2018, activists and the families of eight victims of the Philippines` “war on drugs” filed another complaint with the ICC, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of murder as a crime against humanity. At the time of writing, the preliminary review of the situation had not yet been completed. This group should enforce traffic laws and regulations, promote safety along highways, raise awareness of road safety through inter-agency cooperation in police security engineering, road safety education and traffic enforcement, and develop crime prevention reforms against all forms of lawlessness along the national highway, including the use of the Motor Vehicles. However, this group is rarely observed outside of highly urbanized areas or in provincial areas. This group provides scientific and technical investigative assistance and support to the PNP and other investigative agencies. It also provides criminal laboratory investigations, evaluation and identification of physical evidence collected at crime scenes, with a focus on medical, biological and physical nature. The Philippine National Police (Filipino: Pambansang Pulisya ng Pilipinas, abbreviation PNP) is the armed national police force in the Philippines.

The national headquarters are located at Camp Crame in Bagong Lipunan ng Crame, Quezon City. Currently, it has about 220,000 employees to monitor a population of more than 100 million. [4] Non-commissioned Officer Ranks-*Senior Police Officer 4 (SPO4) – Sergeant Major/Non-Commissioned Officer*Senior Police Officer 3 (SPO3) – Sergeant First Class*Senior Police Officer 2 (SPO2) – Staff Sergeant *Senior Police Officer 1 (SPO1) – Sergeant*Officer 3 (PO3) – Corporal*Officer 2 (PO2) – Private First Class*Officer 1 (PO1) – Private*Police Officer (Basic Private and Trainee) PNP officers are equipped with Beretta 92 and Glock pistols. Their assault rifles used were M16 and M4A1 rifles and were used by SWAT teams and the Special Action Force (SAF). The Israeli-made IMI Galil was purchased by PNP and later received 7,700 units in addition to the nearly 1,000 units used by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Administration. MP5 and UMP45 were used as machine guns. The shotguns used are the Remington 870 and Mossberg 590. Recently, PNP added Israel`s IWI Masada. PNP can often be confused with armed forces personnel when wearing their combat uniform – this trend towards a “military look” can be seen daily at checkpoints, where it is not at all uncommon to see PNP members in camouflage uniforms with M16 assault rifles. For what purpose does someone have to guess, but perhaps exaggerated to check the papers of the vehicles and in 2020, quarantine goes (due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

The operational procedures also stipulate that if a suspect is involved in the Euro-Generals scandal, Eliseo de la Paz and several officers of the Philippine National Police who travelled to Russia in October 2008 to attend an Interpol conference. De la Paz was arrested for transporting a large amount of undeclared money. The PNP organizes regular recruitment programs, based on the annual budget. The entry level of non-commissioned officers is the rank of police patrol officer (for male recruits) or police patrol officer (for female recruits). New recruits will complete a basic public safety recruitment course for six months and a hands-on training program for another six months. Prior to their actual assignment, they must complete the mandatory special training of the PNP or PNP BISOC Basic Security Operations Course for 45 days to 5 months in order to enhance their militaristic/tactical skills for future deployment in the field, whether in the strike force or at the police station.