PRO3 has no rooms for erring, rogue cops

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CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — Police Regional Office 3 Regional Director P/Brig. Gen. Valeriano T. De Leon vows to sustain its internal cleansing campaign among its rank and file to regain the public’s trust and confidence in line with the directives of the Chief, PNP P/Gen. Debold Sinas.

From 2016 to date, a total of 3, 356 administrative cases have been filed against 5,118 erring PRO3 personnel, 677 of whom are Police Commissioned Officers and the remaining 4,441 are Police Non-Commissioned Officers which comprises a nominal 5,118 of the total number of PRO3 police force which is 10, 573 (as of November 18, 2020).

Based on records from PRO3’s Discipline Law and Order Section (DLOS), the primary unit tasked to impose disciplinary action against erring policemen, 410 PNP personnel were dismissed from the police service while 411 were suspended, 42 were meted with demotion to the next lower rank and 5 separated from the service (terminated). Meanwhile, 3,978 were exonerated from their administrative cases. (2020 to 2018 data, 2016 to 2017 data to follow)

De Leon said that those meted with disciplinary action were all given due process during the conduct of the Summary Hearing.

“We will continue to weed out hoodlums and punish the undisciplined among our ranks through the strict application of the punitive sanctions for violations of PNP rules and regulations, and intensified counter-intelligence effort against illegal activities of PNP personnel”, De Leon added. (RONDA BALITA Online)

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