PNP-10 reaffirms its commitment to provide quality service with ICP

By : Mindanao Today/03:18:32pm 08/18/2021


IN line with the Duterte administration’s goal of bolstering law and order capabilities and public trust among law enforcement officers, the Philippine National Police (PNP)-10 reaffirms its commitment to providing quality public service as it implements PNP Chief Guillermo Elazar’s Intensified Cleanliness Policy (ICP) to correct basic and often overlooked concerns within its offices.

“This intensified cleanliness policy that our chief PNP is doing now is very simple, it is to encourage orderliness in our area, mindset, and our environment,” said Brig. Gen. Rolando Anduyan, PNP-10 regional director, during the CORDS-X podcast with Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, recently.

Through the ICP, Anduyan said they are now correcting flaws in their recruitment framework, ensuring cleanliness in all their PNP precincts, stations, and offices, and establishing stronger coordination among local government units (LGUs) in the region.

Further, as part of ensuring quality police officers in their ranks, he shared that are now enforcing and maintaining more punitive and reformatory accountability measures for police officers who go out of line.

With new reforms and high morale among its people due to the administration’s strong support and oversight in the peace and security sector, the PNP-10 Regional Head observed a 60 percent decrease in crime volume in the region from 2017 to 2020 since the start of Duterte’s term.

“I would say that in comparison before President Rodrigo Duterte was the president and now that he is the president, we can observe that almost more than 60 percent of our crime volume has dropped. I am about to retire but this is the first time I’ve seen a president who is very focused on the war against drugs and focused on anti-criminality programs," he shared.

Despite the disruption of the coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic in their usual policing, Anduyan said they are still continuing their anti-illegal drug operations, boundary security checkpoints, and Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) programs in the region with the Armed Forces alongside their social and community support activities such as their “Pulis Ako, Titser Ako,” Subasurero, BARANGAYanihan (Bayanihan sa Barangay), among others to ensure the general public that the PNP-10 is steadfast in their commitment towards building a better nation.

“We, here at Region-10 police, will always say that peace and order can only be achieved if we understand each other, if everyone is united, and if everyone works together,” he said. (VPSB | PIA-10)

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