Police-community policies to strengthen public engagement — Acorda

May 27, 2023 Alfred P. Dalizon 419 views

PHILIPPINE National Police chief General Benjamin C. Acorda Jr. yesterday commended the PNP Directorate for Police-Community Relations headed by Major Gen. Mario A. Reyes for coming up with their PCR Compendium Policies aimed at further strengthening police-community partnership to fully attract the citizenry’s trust and confidence to the force.

On Monday, the top cop led the official launching of the collection of concise but detailed information about the PNP-DPCR’s ongoing policies to enhance community engagement and foster stronger ties between the police and the communities they serve.

The Compendium Policies serve as a comprehensive guide for PNP personnel, providing them with a clear framework and guidelines for effective community relations, said Maj. Gen. Reyes.

These policies underscore the PNP’s commitment to upholding transparency, accountability, and trust within the community, the official explained.

The Compendium Policies particularly outline protocols for community outreach programs, cooperation with local stakeholders, and proactive measures to address concerns and build mutual respect.

By adhering to these policies, the PNP aims to strengthen its partnership with the public and improve overall community safety and well-being, Maj. Gen. Reyes added.

Gen. Acorda emphasized the importance of community-oriented policing and encouraged all PNP personnel to embrace the Compendium Policies. “The success of our mission to maintain peace and order greatly depends on the trust and cooperation of the community. The Compendium Policies will serve as our guide to foster positive relationships, empower communities, and ensure public safety,” the top cop said.

Maj. Gen. Reyes expressed his gratitude to all their stakeholders, including local government units, non-governmental organizations, and community leaders, for their invaluable support and input in developing the Compendium Policies.

Their collaboration reinforces the shared commitment to a safer and more secure country, he said.