PNP aims for higher conviction rate on criminal cases in 2014

January 8, 2014 11:27 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 8 — The Philippine National Police chief, Director General Alan L. Purisima, urged the 150,000 PNP members to keep in mind the lessons of the past as the PNP moves forward in 2014.

In his message before senior police officials during the traditional New Year’s Call in Camp Crame, Purisima cited challenges and situations that confronted the PNP in 2013 as well as the “many other victories we have made in pursuit of the PNP mission that keep us inspired as we continue to give all we can to serve and protect the nation.”

"As we get down to business, let me thank and commend you all for the good work you have done in 2013 and for your string of support to my leadership."

On top of his marching orders and strategic guidance to members of the Command Group, Directorial Staff, Regional Directors and Directors of National Support Units, the Chief PNP underscored the PNP’s operational thrust on anti-criminality.

“Let us vigorously pursue the investigation and solution of cases. I want to see higher conviction rates and more lawless elements behind bars. I expect all these, and more from you,” he said.

“With crime, insurgency and terrorism remaining as serious threats to the peace and security of communities, let us constantly review our Police Operational Procedures and further strengthen our defenses against lawless elements. At the same time, let us continue to harness more community support to the maintenance of peace and order in the streets,” he added.

During the same ceremony, the Chief PNP took pride in announcing the +50 percent Net Satisfaction Rating of the PNP in the latest Social Weather Stations Survey conducted in the 4th quarter of 2013.

Purisima also emphasized heavily on the importance of accurate crime reporting, particularly the Unit Crime Periodic Report (UCPER) submitted by PNP units to higher headquarters.

“I expect more reliable crime data from our police units so that we can better address criminality across the country because the success of our operations depends to a large extent on information we have,” he added.

Purisima concluded his New Year’s message by urging all officers and personnel to “replicate our best practices and continue to build on the gains of our CODE-P program and march on with deeper fervor in rendering Serbisyong Makatotohanan to the community.”

“With our focus centered on continuing transformation, let us work harder towards developing competence among our ranks, achieving organizational reforms, firmly instilling discipline among all personnel, ensuring excellence in our endeavors, and promoting professionalism in the police service,” the Chief PNP said. (PNA)

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