Napolcom to conduct spot inspections of MM police districts

March 21, 2010 11:30 am 

MANILA, March 21 – The National Police Commission (Napolcom) recently said it would begin spot inspection of the five police districts in Metro Manila, acting in its capacity as deputy of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) with regards to election rules such as the total gun ban.

Director Benjamin Florentino, Napolcom-Inspection Monitoring and Investigation Service (IMIS) Service chief, will directly supervise the inspection teams and will also serve as project director.

According to Napolcom Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo Escueta, the Commission takes cognizance of Comelec Resolution No.8717 dated December 17, 2009, concerning the deputation of Napolcom and other agencies.

“The formation of spot inspection teams was in compliance with said Comelec resolution which aims to make a quick assessment of the level of police discipline in the PNP (Philippine National Police) offices and units to be inspected,” Escueta said.

Also to be checked during the inspections of the police districts under the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) are the working conditions therein, ability to respond quickly, respect for the rights of persons in custody and compliance with the requirements concerning women and children, he added.

Moreover, Escueta said the surprise inspections would determine if the NCRPO units and offices conform to the promulgated Comelec guidelines relative to the implementation of a total gun ban and establishment of police checkpoints.

The series of inspections are in line with the Commission’s continuing commitment and unrelenting effort to further professionalize the PNP, he concluded. (PNA)

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