A total of 398 police personnel were dismissed from the service, among them, 167 with drug-related offenses, over the past 26 months as the PNP continues to wage a top-to-bottom program of internal reform in the 180,000-strong organization.
Records culled by the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) showed those dismissed were among the 1,614 PNP personnel who were meted disciplinary penalties for involvement in administrative cases from 2016-2018 under the PNP Comprehensive Internal Disciplinary Mechanism.
Reiterating his uncompromising stand against misconduct and breach of discipline in the ranks, PNP Chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” M Dela Rosa ordered the dismissal of the 398 errant personnel for immediate implementation by the DPRM.
“As the father of the organization, my heart bleeds when I sign dismissal orders for delinquent policemen. It’s a tough decision, but it had to be done for the sake of the organization.” The Chief PNP said.
Among those dismissed, 151 were found positive for drug use while 16 more were involved in drug-related activities. Ninety-one (91) were dismissed for Absence Without Official Leave (AWOL); ten (10) for Kidnapping, 22 for Murder, three (3) for Rape; Six (6) for Homicide; two (2) for Parricide; and three (3) for Illegal Arrest/ Detention.
Twenty-three (23) more were dismissed for involvement in Robbery/Extortion; one (1) for Graft/ Malversation; and 70 others for Grave Misconduct that stemmed from Immorality, Dishonesty, Estafa, and violation of BP22.
Aside from those dismissed, 1,216 other personnel were meted disciplinary penalties in 2016-2018 ranging from Demotion, Suspension, Reprimand, Restriction, and Salary Forfeiture.
Since 2016, there were 14,515 administrative cases investigated, wherein, 8,422 cases were resolved. At present, there are 6,093 administrative cases pending resolution.