The Philippine National Police (PNP) has officially assumed complete jurisdiction of the country’s premier police training institution for PNP commissioned officers.
PNP Chief, Police General Oscar D Albayalde accepted the formal transfer of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) from the Philippine Public Safety College to the Philippine National Police during simple rites at Camp General Mariano N Castañeda in Silang, Cavite.
The transfer gives the PNP full administrative and operational supervision and control over the PNPA that is envisioned “to effectively address current dysfunctions and reforms and innovations in the police training programs”.
The transfer is among salient provisions of Republic Act No. 11279 enacted last April 12, 2019 that aims to achieve the goals of a highly efficient and competent police force.
“It’s high time that we take full responsibility of the training of our police officers in order to effectively address current dysfunctions and as well as to instill an advent of new trainings to become more efficient and disciplined law enforcers of the land,” Albayalde said.
Albayalde said the transfer is expected to further enhance the police training curriculum which will hopefully translate to the production of better police officers with utmost competency, high moral fiber, and respect for human rights.
The PNPA is the main source of commissioned officers of the PNP that offers a 4-year cadetship baccalaureate program on Public Safety.
On October 7, the PNP is also set to take over the National Police Training Institute (NPTI) in Calamba, Laguna which undertakes basic training for police recruits of the PNP and other in-service mandatory training courses.
Meanwhile, the 5-year transition plan of the PNPA and NPTI transfer is underway for revision of the table of organization and equipment, even staffing pattern before submission to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for approval. PNP