General Archie Francisco Gamboa, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday warned policemen manning Quarantine Control Points (QCP) to behave amid complaints of alleged rude behavior some of them displayed in dealing with people.
"Fair warning to all the Regional Directors and their personnel on QCPs, if we continue to receive reports about being rude and impolite, I will not tolerate it and you shall be dealt with accordingly" said Gamboa, reiterating that as public servants, policemen should serve as role models of good conduct and manners especially towards civilians whom they vowed to serve and protect.
“They should strictly adhere to the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standard for government officials and employees,” he said.
The official made the warning amid complaints of some policemen supposedly being discourteous when dealing with women and the elderly and taking photos of private documents.
The alleged bad behavior of some policemen was highlighted in a social media post of a former military official comparing his experience at four police checkpoints and a military checkpoint.
The official said the policemen were all rude to him while the soldiers properly showed how law enforcers should deal with civilians.