ABOUT PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE

In the next 20 years, the Philippine National Police (PNP) envisions to evolve into a highly-professional, dynamic and motivated organization working in partnership with a responsive community towards the attainment of a safe place to live, work, invest and do business.

Our Mandate

Republic Act 6975 entitled An Act Establishing the Philippine National Police under a reorganized Department of the Interior and Local Government and Other Purposes as amended by RA  8551 Philippine National Police Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998 and further amended by RA 9708.

Our Philosophy

Service, Honor and Justice

Our CORE Values

  • Maka-Diyos  (God-fearing)
  • Makabayan  (Nationalistic)
  • Makatao  (Humane)
  • Makakalikasan (Environment -Friendly

Our Functions
  1. Law Enforcement.
  2. Maintain peace and order.
  3. Prevents and investigates crimes and bring offenders to justice.
  4. Exercise the vested powers from the Philippine Constitution and pertinent laws.
  5. Detain an arrested person for a period not beyond what is prescribed by law.
  6. Implements pertinent laws and regulations on firearms and explosives control.
  7. Supervise and control the training and operations of security agencies.

 

" TO ENFORCE THE LAW, TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIMES, TO MAINTAIN PEACE AND ORDER AND TO ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY AND INTERNAL SECURITY WITH THE ACTIVE SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY "

" THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE PNP IS COMMITTED TO A VISION OF A PROFESSIONAL, DYNAMIC AND HIGHLY MOTIVATED PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH A RESPONSIVE COMMUNITY TOWARDS THE ATTAINMENT OF A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, INVEST AND DO BUSINESS WITH "

 

 

 

PNP UNIFORMED RANKS

 

 

PNP SEAL & BADGE AND SYMBOLISM

Lapu-Lapu, the Hero - the great Filipino hero of Mactan, the prototype of the best and most noble in Filipino manhood who is the symbol and embodiment of all the genuine attributes of leadership, courage, nationalism, self-reliance and a people based and people powered community defense.The benevolent and heroic warrior who derived added strength from a cohesive, determined and loyal people is today a fitting symbol and a prototype as well of people power to preserve our values, customs, traditions, way of life and the rule of law thru a solidly community-based police system. Lapu-lapu also personifies for us today civilian constitutional authority.

Laurel - Green Laurel with 14 leaves, symbolizes the 14 Regional Commands. It also a symbol of honor, dignity and the priviledge of being a member of a noble organization where the call to public service is par excellence a commitment to public trust.

Shield - The symbol of the Philippine Constabulary, the first National Police by virtue of Organic Act No. 175, enacted by the Philippine Commission on July 18, 1901. The PC, for the close to 90 years of service to the nation has performed with honor, professionalism and courage. It has carved out a large part of the glorious pages of Philippine History, as attested by its proudly and deservedly garnering 86 of the 92 "Medals of Valor" the highest honor that a grateful Filipino nation can bestow on its gallant sons in the service of the Republic. Most appopriately therefore, the PC became the nucleus of the INP in 1975 to nurture the then embryonic concept of the nationalization of the country's local police forces.

Three Stars - Luzon, Visayas and Mindano and the 1,700 islands and the territorial integrity wherein the National Police must enforce the law and maintain peace and order with professionalism, zeal and dedication in keeping with the highest ideas and traditions of service to our country and people.

Service, Honor, Justice - Added distinct ideals for the officers, men and women of the PNP to insure efficiency, integrity, cohesiveness, camaraderie and equanimity to enhance community acceptance and support to attain its mission of peace keeping and law enforcement.

Sun - Symbolizes the flowering, maturing and ultimate realization of the glorious evolution of the PC/INP into a national police organization - "national in scope and civilian in character" - as enshrined in the 1986 Constitution. The traditional light rays which represents the fightingest provinces whose ideals of courage and patriotism the members of the national police must possess.

 

Philippine Monkey-Eating Eagle - the national bird -Symbol of swiftness and ferocity, power, courage and immortality.

PNP Shield - symbol of protection to all citizens.

Three Stars - Stands for Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao which constitute the Republic's Territorial Integrity over which the PNP must enforce the law and maintain peace and order with professionalism, zeal and dedication in keeping with the highest ideals and traditions of service to God, Country and People.

Eight Sun Rays - Represent the eight (8) provinces whose ideals of courage, gallantry patriotism led to their revolt against Spain.

Lapu-lapu - Symbolizes the bravery of the Philippine National Police.

Service, Honor, Justice - Service is the vibrant and congent deeds and actions in reponse to the needs and wants of the people in distress. Honor could be overriding criterion and consideration in the performance of thier entrusted task or mission. Justice dispensed to everyone whatever is due to him without favoritism or discrimination of any sort.

Laurel Leaves - Symbol of competency, brilliance and honor in the field of endeavor expected from each and every member of the PNP.

Philippine National Police -Identity of solidarity. Back on Top

 

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