472 policemen dismissed, over 1,000 punished as NCRPO steps up drive vs erring cops


NCRPO director Police Maj. Gen. Jose Melencio Nartatez, Jr. and QCPD chief Police Brig. Gen. Redrico Maranan answer questions from the media in connection with the campaign against erring cops and anti-illegal drugs operations during a press briefing at QCPD headquarters ar Camp Karingal in Quezon City on Friday, May 10, 2024. 


A total of 472 policemen were dismissed from the service since July last year, which Metro Manila police chief Maj. Gen. Jose Melencio Nartatez, Jr. said, is a manifestation of the aggressive campaign to ensure the integrity and professionalism of the organization.

Aside from 472 dismissed cops since he assumed as director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), Nartatez said 42 policemen were also demoted while 434 were suspended for various offenses.

He said 187 more cops were reprimanded while 91 were penalized by forfeiture of salary.

“We also have a total of 1,226 personnel who are facing administrative cases. I have already given instruction for the fast resolution of the case but without sacrificing the due process,” said Nartatez in a press briefing at the Quezon City Police District with Police Brig. Gen. Redrico Maranan.

Citing records from the NCRPO, Nartatez said most of the violation committed by those who were dismissed from the service was for being Absent without filing official leave while for minor offenses, the most common violation is simple neglect of duty. 

For those who were demoted, most of them were punished for failure to comply with their obligation to appear in court hearings. 

Maranan, for his part, said they are continuously implementing several measures to weed out the scalawags in the QCPD.

“We are continuously monitoring their activities and we are also conducting counter-intelligence to check on what they are doing,” said Maranan.

“Our internal cleansing mechanism is also in place, as well as administrative mechanisms wherein we see to it that they are punished if the would commit wrongdoings,” he added.