NCRPO Chief Dismisses 500 Police Personnel, Punishes 500 More in Internal Cleansing Efforts

NCRPO chief dismisses 500 police, punishes 500 more for misconduct, highlighting ongoing efforts to restore public trust in Metro Manila's law enforcement.

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NCRPO Chief Dismisses 500 Police Personnel, Punishes 500 More in Internal Cleansing Efforts

NCRPO Chief Dismisses 500 Police Personnel, Punishes 500 More in Internal Cleansing Efforts

PMGen Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr., chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), has dismissed 500 police personnel, including a colonel, and punished 500 more for various offenses as part of ongoing internal cleansing efforts in Metro Manila. The dismissals and punishments are a continuing process to address the wrongdoings of less than 5% of the total police force in the country, according to Nartatez.

Among the offenses committed by the dismissed and punished police officers are 16 personnel testing positive for illegal drugs. Nartatez stated that the erring officers are receiving appropriate punishments ranging from demotion, dismissal, to forfeiture of benefits.

Why this matters: The large-scale dismissal and punishment of police personnel by the NCRPO chief emphasizes the severity of corruption and misconduct within the police force. It highlights the ongoing efforts to restore public trust and maintain the integrity of law enforcement in the country's capital region.

Nartatez also revealed that an average of 40 people are caught daily in Metro Manila for involvement in illegal drugs, with a standard value of drugs seized amounting to P1.2 million per day. He dismissed the idea of armed confrontation with drug suspects unless it is for the purpose of self-preservation by the police conducting anti-drug operations.

"Only around 5% of the total police force in the country are involved in corruption, and they are receiving appropriate punishments ranging from demotion, dismissal, to forfeiture of benefits," Nartatez emphasized. The NCRPO chief reiterated the commitment to cleanse the police force of erring personnel and maintain the highest standards of conduct among the remaining 95% of dedicated and honest officers serving the public.

Key Takeaways

  • NCRPO chief dismissed 500 police, punished 500 more for misconduct.
  • 16 officers tested positive for illegal drugs, facing appropriate punishments.
  • Ongoing efforts to restore public trust and maintain police integrity in Metro Manila.
  • Average of 40 people caught daily in Metro Manila for drug involvement.
  • Only 5% of police force involved in corruption, receiving punishments.