More than 200 cops relieved from posts

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Friday, February 14, 2014


THE Philippine National Police (PNP) reported Friday that more than 200 erring personnel were dismissed in 2013 as part of the agency's effort to cleanse its ranks of misfits.

The PNP has set up a case monitoring and clearance system (CMCS) for the identification of personnel who are facing sanctions.

PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima said the central database was made for easy monitoring of personnel who are facing charges.

"The CMCS would also provide easy tracking of personnel who are recidivists and will aid decision making during placements and promotions as well as in crafting human resource related to policies," Purisima said.

Purisima said the dismissal should serve as warning to other police officers to "shape up or ship out."

Aside from the dismissal of some policemen, an accomplishment report showed that 576 were suspended, 64 policemen were demoted while 30 were slapped with, 11 demolished, 87 reprimanded, 10 restricted and three withholding of privileges.

There were also 562 cases dismissed, 476 policemen have been cleared, while 75 cases were archived for various reasons.

The report noted that there are still 1,726 pending cases being deliberated.

But while there were erring policemen, Purisima said there are still more policemen who remain dedicated in serving and protecting the public.

The report said there were 255,796 policemen given awards and decorations and 197,019 personnel were awarded for good behavior and heroic conduct. (Sunnex)

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