Senate President Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III is eyeing training courses for Philippine National Police (PNP) facilitated by friendly nations with highly-regarded police forces, such as the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, and other members of the European Union.
“The country continues to suffer from ‘deaths under investigation’ without seeing suspects arrested, charged, and sentenced in court. If the PNP cannot improve itself, it should consider outside assistance,” said Pimentel.
“Maybe we can bring in experts from truly professional police forces such as the Scotland Yard (headquarters of Greater London’s Metropolitan Police Service) or the FBI to teach our policemen the basics of police work, respect for human rights, and how to obey the law,” he said.
He said the government already provided the PNP with higher salary and appropriate funds.
“We increased the salaries of policemen. We approved funds for training police officers. We made sure the PNP budget is sufficient. We want to see the PNP deliver on its end of the bargain. Make us feel safe. Catch criminals. Solve crime,” the Senate President said.