PNP NEWS RELEASE

 

NEWS RELEASE

AUTHORITY : PSUPT JHOANNA P ROSALES
Chief, Provincial Operations Branch/ PIO, Pampanga PPO
9633874/ opn_pamp_ppo @yahoo.com
DATE   : May 10, 2012

RANDOM DRUG TESTING INITIATED BY PAMPANGA PPO

Determined to pursue the dismissal from the service of any police officer found to be involved in any illegal- drug activities, PSSUPT EDGARDO G TINIO, Provincial Director, Pampanga PPO issued a stern warning to all the members of the Provincial/ Municipal/ City Anti- Illegal Drug Special Operations Task Group (PAIDSOTG/ MAIDSOTG/ CAIDSOTG) personnel of the province to abide to their sworn duty and to be good exemplar to their fellow police officers.


This morning, random drug testing was conducted by the Regional Crime Laboratory Office 3 among the  Forty Six (46) PAIDSOTG/ MAIDSOTG/ CAIDSOTG members who attended the first AIDSOTG meeting initiated by PSUPT ANGELITO ESTEBAN, Deputy Provincial Director for Operations (DPDO) and concurrent PAIDSOTG Commander and the newly installed Chief of the Provincial Intelligence Branch, PSUPT MADZGANI MUKARAM.


“Using or selling illegal drugs is uncalled-for behavior in a police officer and the penalty for the offense is tantamount to dismissal from the service,” PSSUPT TINIO emphasized during his speech on the said meeting held at the Bale Katimawan, Pampanga PPO today. The activity was also witnessed by no less than the Regional Director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 3 (PDEA 3), DIR. ROYBEL SANCHEZ.


Random drug testing is part of the 'cleansing' program of the PNP against “scalawags” or those involved in coddling criminals, drug addicts and drug pushers. More tests among PNP personnel will be conducted throughout the province this year if only to ensure the public that the Pampanga PPO hierarchy does not allow the few misfits to taint the image of the PNP organization.***