FORTY-ONE Philippine National Police personnel this week received their TECHNO or Technology Computer-Oriented Personnel Badge from PNP chief, General Rodolfo S. Azurin Jr. during simple rites held at the Information Technology Management Service building in Camp Crame.
PNP Deputy Chief for Administration, Lieutenant Gen. Rhodel O. Sermonia pinned the TECHNO Cop badge to the 41 qualified ITMS personnel in behalf of Gen. Azurin.
In his message, Gen. Azurin recognized the skills and competency acquired by IT cops as highly-trained technical personnel that promotes technology-driven projects of the national police force.
“As the PNP gears towards digital transformation, the use of information technology has been maximized in all business processes, front-line services, and online communications, thus the need for IT skills and competencies in the PNP becomes more paramount,” he said.
The top cop likewise emphasized the significance of IT proficiency that helps the PNP harness the capability of the organization in terms of modern technology, and initiate programs that are continuously working, innovating and creating efforts that seek promotion of the overall welfare of our personnel.
“Let us continue harnessing our available ICT resources toward the accomplishment of computerization programs, projects and activities of the PNP and by undertaking research studies on latest ICT trends and development,” he said.
PNP-ITMS director, Brigadier Gen. Harris R. Fama said that every IT COP could be distinguished in the badges they wear which is according to their level of proficiency: Basic, Honorary and Advance Level.
The PNP-ITMS traces its humble beginnings from the Philippine Constabulary Data Processing Unit) that has been at the fore in providing technical support to the defunct Philippine Constabulary-Integrated National Police apart from assisting the organization in collating crime-related data since 1965.