The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has ordered the dismissal from the service of 39 police officers due to criminal and administrative offenses.
The 39 policemen were among the 378 erring officers penalized administratively since NCRPO director Maj. Gen. Felipe Natividad assumed office last March.
In just three months, nine police officers were also demoted, 261 suspended, and 45 others reprimanded.
Natividad admitted that despite of the intensified implementation of the PNP’s internal cleansing program, there were still some policemen who engaged in illegal activities.
He said, however, that he would not tolerate any misdeeds and warned that police commanders would also suffer the consequence if they did not take full responsibility over their personnel.
“Under my watch, I will make sure to weed out the NCRPO of undeserving policemen,” he said.
Natividad also warned all personnel that he would not hesitate to dismiss those who are involved in illegal activities such as robbery hold-up, extortion, online cockfighting or e-sabong, and illegal drugs.
He instructed the district directors, chiefs of police, and station commanders, as well as chiefs of units and offices to properly and constantly supervise their men to maintain discipline and order within the ranks and ensure their compliance to all lawful orders, policies, rules, and regulations.
“As we conform to the directives of our (PNP) chief Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao, we will carry on to get rid of scalawags from the police service. We will never allow those bad eggs to tarnish our badges and the PNP organization,” Natividad said.
“This also serves as a warning to our personnel that we will never tolerate illegal acts or wrongdoings committed by anyone within our ranks,” he added.
Early this week, the NCRPO chief was saddened after learning that a Quezon City policeman was killed in a shooting incident inside the compound of the Bureau of Customs in Manila.
The policeman was allegedly involved in a series of killings of Customs employees.
“As the Regional Director of NCRPO, I commit not to tolerate nor condone any form of involvement of my men in all forms of lawless activities,” Natividad said.