Thursday , May 24, 2018

PNP launches CITF, hotline to combat police scalawags

THE newly-created Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) is now ready to accept reports regarding police scalawags, PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa said Monday.

As part of the PNP’s intensified internal cleansing, Dela Rosa created the CITF led by Senior Superintendent Jose Chiquito Malayo, whose main task is to go after erring policemen or police officers involved in illegal activities.

“Today, we are officially launching the operations of the CITF and we are announcing to you the official hotline of the CITF so that the public can send their complaints, information and everything relative to erring policemen,” he said.

Dela Rosa urged the public to contact CITF hotline 0998-970-2286 regarding concerns against police scalawags.

The CITF was created after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the PNP to stop from participating in the illegal drug operations following the involvement of several police officers in the kidnapping and killing of Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo.

It is composed of 100 police personnel, 72 of which came from PNP Special Action Force (SAF) while the rest were from the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). (SunStar Philippines)