THE Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday officially assumed complete jurisdiction over the PNP Academy or PNPA which is the country’s premier police training institution for its commissioned officers.
PNP chief General Oscar D. Albayalde accepted the formal transfer of the PNPA from the Philippine Public Safety College during simple rites at Camp General Mariano N Castañeda in Silang, Cavite.
The transfer gives the PNP full administrative and operational supervision and control over the PNPA that is envisioned “to effectively address current dysfunctions and reforms and innovations in the police training programs.”
The transfer is among the salient provisions of Republic Act No. 11279 enacted on April 12, 2019 that aims to achieve the goals of a highly efficient and competent police force.
“It’s high time that we take full responsibility of the training of our police officers in order to effectively address current dysfunctions and as well as to instill an advent of new trainings to become more efficient and disciplined law enforcers of the land,” Gen. Albayalde said.
The PNP chief said that the transfer is expected to further enhance the police training curriculum which will hopefully translate to the production of better police officers with utmost competency, high moral fiber, and respect for human rights.
The PNPA is the main source of commissioned officers of the PNP that offers a 4-year cadetship baccalaureate program on Public Safety.
Next Monday, the PNP is also set to take over the National Police Training Institute (NPTI) in Calamba, Laguna which undertakes basic training for police recruits of the PNP and other in-service mandatory training courses.