Police commanders will be held liable if their stations will be found untidy during inspections, the country’s top cop said on Monday.
In his first press briefing as chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said he has instructed the Internal Affairs Service (IAS) to focus on the cleanliness in all PNP precincts, stations, and offices under the “Intensified Cleanliness Policy” (ICP).
Sinabi ko sa ating (IAS) Inspector General, Atty. Alfegar Triambulo na bigyan ng focus itong cleanliness in the offices at kung kinakailangan mag recommend kung sino ang dapat nating i-relieve na PCP (police community precinct) commander (I told our IAS Inspector General, Atty. Alfegar Triambulo to give focus on the cleanliness of the offices and if needed, recommend those PCP commanders who should be relieved.
He added that keeping police precincts and stations clean and presentable will help the institution gain the public’s trust and respect.
“Actually, our IAS conducts regular inspections everyday and I saw in their report that they have already inspected at least 1,000 police units,” he added.
Eleazar added that he will also conduct surprise inspections of police stations to ensure that their cleanliness and orderliness will be observed.
“Yes, I will do that. Expect that all other commanders from the regional directors down to the chiefs of police will do their own inspection. We will have our time. I am giving them the chance to clean up and as I have heard from other officers, there also already those who are starting renovations and cleaning,” Eleazar said.
Eleazar first introduced the ICP when he was chief of the National Capital Region Police Office.
The ICP aims to correct minor problems in the service to prevent them from getting worse.
Source: Philippine News Agency Clean up precincts or get relieved, Eleazar warns police chiefs