The Philippine National Police (PNP) has launched a handbook that will serve as the guide of all uniformed personnel in fostering stronger ties with the communities and other stakeholders.
The handbook, entitled “Compendium of Police Community Relations Policies”, was developed by the Directorate for Police Community Relations as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance community engagement.
PNP chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda, Jr. said the handbook will serve as a comprehensive guide for PNP personnel, providing them with a clear framework and guidelines for effective community relations.
"The success of our mission to maintain peace and order greatly depends on the trust and cooperation of the community. The Compendium Policies will serve as our guide to foster positive relationships, empower communities, and ensure public safety,” said Acorda.
“These policies underscore the PNP's commitment to upholding transparency, accountability, and trust within the community. The Compendium Policies outline protocols for community outreach programs, cooperation with local stakeholders, and proactive measures to address concerns and build mutual respect,” he added.
For his part, DPCR director Maj. Gen. Mario A Reyes expressed gratitude to the local government units, non-governmental organizations, and community leaders, for their invaluable support and input in developing the Compendium Policies.
“Their collaboration reinforces the shared commitment to a safer and more secure country,” said Reyes.