Napolcom to hold summit on crime prevention at Manila Hotel

Published August 15, 2019, 1:28 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Chito Chavez 

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) will spearhead today a two-day National Summit on Crime Prevention at the Manila Hotel in an effort to address the country’s criminality and corruption problems.

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Napolcom Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Rogelio Casurao said this is in pursuant to a presidential directive that seeks to end all forms of lawlessness in the country.

Casurao said the two-day summit serves as a forum to assess the prevailing crime situation, monitor the extent of the implementation of the government’s priority projects, and formulate strategies, programs, and projects that will have quantifiable impact on the community.

The general objective of the summit is to rationalize the framework for crime prevention for the next three years based on the policy guidelines of President Duterte, and prepare the National Crime Prevention Program (NCPP) for the year 2020.

He said the annual NCPP is submitted to the President within 60 days before the commencement of each calendar year.

Casurao added that Napolcom is mandated by RA 6975 (PNP Law) and RA 8551 (PNP Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998) to develop an annual NCPP with the assistance and cooperation of the agencies operating under the five pillars of the Criminal Justice System (CJS).

The participants in the summit include members of the Napolcom Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (TCCPCJ).

Casurao said the committee is composed of representatives from the five pillars of the CJS, which consists of the law enforcement, prosecution, courts, corrections and community, and other sectors of society.

The two-day summit will be concluded with the presentation of policy recommendations and closing statements to be delivered by Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin and Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año.