Philippine National Police chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday ordered the creation of a database of rogue and dismissed cops to prevent their reinstatement in the force.
Eleazar tasked the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management to create a database of personnel removed from the police service and ordered that all motions for reconsideration filed by dismissed police personnel be immediately resolved.
“I have instructed the Personnel and Records Director to make a database of all dismissed policemen and immediately resolve their motions for reconsideration so that we can promptly stop any attempt by them to return to service,” Eleazar said in a statement.
The National Police Commission (Napolcom) would facilitate the resolution of appealed administrative cases and permanently remove from service those who were found to be corrupt or abusive, he said.
The Napolcom administers police entrance examinations and conducts pre-charge investigations of police anomalies and irregularities, as well as summary dismissal of erring police officers.
Eleazar wanted the police’s legal service unit to review the administrative rules and regulations and strengthen measures that would prevent dismissed cops from rejoining the service.
As of June this year, a total of 5,151 police officers have been dismissed from the service due to various offenses since 2016 as a result of the intensified internal cleansing program of the PNP.
Eleazar said a total of 18,664 police personnel were also penalized for various offenses.