The Philippine National Police yesterday assumed the full supervision of the National Police Training Institute from the Philippine Public Safety College with PNP chief General Oscar D. Albayalde saying they have nobody to blame but themselves if they fail to produce quality policemen in the future.
“I share the enthusiasm of all 190,000 officers and rank-and-file personnel of the Philippine National Police over the prospect of having first-hand involvement and responsibility in developing and strengthening the foundation of future law enforcement officers of the nation -- a responsibility which is now vested on the PNP after 28 years that the organization was deprived of this inherent function to train its own personnel,” Albayalde said during the turnover ceremonies at Camp Vicente Lim in Calamba City in Laguna.
Albayalde stressed that if the PNP is to continue operating as the country’s premiere law enforcement agency, “it is high time that we take full responsibility of the training of our police officers in order to effectively address current dysfunctions.”
“With the PNP now in-charge of the training, candidate patrolmen and active-duty personnel undergoing mandatory in-service training will be able to learn skills and knowledge from a competent corps of instructors and professors coming from the ranks of active and retired PNP personnel,” he said.
“As the PNP, under my command, formally accepts full administrative and operational supervision and control over the National Police Training Institute and all its 18 Regional Training Centers, I obligate myself the full responsibility for the training of candidate patrolmen and non-commissioned police officers in order to effectively address current dysfunctions and ensure that the wisdom and intent of Republic Act 11279 to pave the way for reforms and innovations in the police training program are followed to the letter,” he explained.