91 errant cops fall in swift action vs police abuse, irregularities
Over the past 19 months of crusade against rogue cops and institutionalizing internal cleansing program of the Philippine National Police, the CounterIntelligence Task Force (CITF) arrested 91 police personnel and neutralized 7 personnel in 50 separate counter-intelligence operations.
CITF Commander, PSSupt Romeo M Caramat Jr said the Task Force received a total of 13,481 SMS and calls complaints through its hotline numbers including 1,718 complaints concerning 450 Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) and 1,454 Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCOs) from February 3, 2017 to September 27, 2018.
In addition, CITF investigations led to the filing of administrative cases before the Internal Affairs Service (IAS) against 66 police personnel, and criminal charges in court against 85 other errant police personnel including 21 civilians.
Caramat said 173 complaints and information received by this Task Force were subsequently referred to concerned office of Deputy Regional Director for Operations.
Of the 13,481 complaints and information received since February 3, 2017, 36 complaints involving 75 PNP personnel and civilians were referred for scrupulous investigation and other 137 cases involving 180 PNP personnel and civilians were referred to respective PNP units for proper validation.
CITF added there are also 152 walk-in complainants against 203 PNP personnel and other involved civilians.
Meanwhile, PNP Chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde said the PNP Internal Cleansing Program will be relentless to those personnel who put the organization to shame as the stern program will not spare anyone.
“We will also be resolute in our strong desire to achieve an organizational culture where professionalism and integrity pervade and endure at all times. And our internal cleansing program will not spare anyone.” Albayalde said.
The relentless effort of the PNP thrust on internal reform program has led to the dismissal of 2,169 police personnel, and 4,133 others were suspended for various infractions and violation of PNP rules. In addition, another 368 were also dismissed for drug-related offenses.
CITF calls on public support to report abuse, irregularities and anomalies involving PNP personnel through its 24/7 Text and Call hotlines: 0998-970-2286 and 09995-795-2569 and thru ‘Counter Intelligence Task Force’ (@PNPCITF) on Facebook Messenger. (PNPPIO)