PNP General Information

“PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE”

OUR MANDATE
Republic Act 6975 entitled An Act Establishing the Philippine National Police under a reorganized Department of the Interior and Local Government and Other Purposes as amended by RA 8551 Philippine National Police Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998 and further amended by RA 9708.

OUR PHILOSOPHY
Service, Honor and Justice

OUR CORE VALUES
Maka-Diyos (God-fearing)
Makabayan (Nationalistic)
Makatao (Humane)
Makakalikasan (Environment -Friendly)

PNP MISSION
The PNP shall enforce the law, prevent and control crimes, maintain peace and order, and ensure public safety and internal security with the active support of the community.

PNP VISION
The Men and Women of the PNP is committed to a vision of a professional, dynamic and highly motivated Philippine National Police working in partnership with a responsive community towards the attainment of a safe place to live, work, invest and do business.

Our Functions
Law Enforcement.
Maintain peace and order.
Prevents and investigates crimes and bring offenders to justice.
Exercise the vested powers from the Philippine Constitution and pertinent laws.
Detain an arrested person for a period not beyond what is prescribed by law.
Implements pertinent laws and regulations on firearms and explosives control.
Supervise and control the training and operations of security agencies.

Police Officer’s Pledge
I will love and serve GOD, my country and people;
I will uphold the Constitution and obey legal orders of the duly constituted authorities;
I will oblige myself to maintain a high standard of morality and professionalism;
I will respect the customs and traditions of the police service and
I will live a decent and virtuous life to serve as an example to others.

PNP Functions
Enforce all laws and ordinance relative to the protection of lives and properties;
Maintain peace and order and take all necessary steps to ensure public safety;
Investigate and prevent crimes, effect the arrest of criminal offenders, bring offenders to justice and assist in their prosecution;
Exercise the general powers to make arrest, search and seizure in accordance with the Constitution and pertinent laws;
Detain an arrested person for a period not beyond what is prescribed by law, informing the person so detained of all his rights under the Constitution;
Issue licenses for the possession of firearms and explosives in accordance with law;
Supervise and control the training and operations of security agencies and issue licenses to operate security agencies, and to security guards and private detectives for the practice of their professions; and
Perform such other duties and exercise all other functions as may be provided by law.

Statutory Power of the Police, such as:
To enforce the laws and ordinances relative to the protection of lives and properties;
To maintain peace and order and take all the necessary steps to ensure public safety;
To investigate and prevent crime , effect the arrest of criminal offenders, bring offenders to justice and assist in their prosecution;
To detain an arrested person for a period not beyond what is prescribed by law, informing the person so detained of all his rights under the constitution;
To exercise the general powers to make arrest, search and seizure and pertinent laws.

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