SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OVER THE PNP
Oversight Functions over the Administration and Operation of the PNP
The Commission formulates policies and issues rules and regulations in pursuance of the provisions of Republic Act No. 6975, as amended, and other pertinent laws, decrees and orders. It also exercises quasi-judicial and quasi-legislative functions. The Commission en banc approves Resolutions and Memorandum Circulars, copies of which are regularly disseminated to the PNP offices/units nationwide.
Development of Policies, Standards and Procedures Relative to the PNP Installations and Logistics Management
The Commission evaluates proposals of standard specifications on various logistical requirements of the PNP. Annual physical inventory and technical inspection of assets and properties at different offices of the PNP National Headquarters, National Support Units and other Offices are being conducted regularly. Aside from these, the Commission is being represented in the Uniform and Equipment Standardization Board (UESB) Conferences for the pre-bid, public biddings, and test and evaluations to ensure compliance and quality of products delivered to the PNP.
Inspection and Management Audit of PNP personnel, Facilities and Offices
One of the major functions of the Commission is the conduct of inspection and management audit of PNP offices/stations/units. This function is essential in order to update on the actual condition of police personnel, operations and facilities as well as the status of operations in all management levels in the PNP.
Administration of Police Entrance and Promotional Examinations
NAPOLCOM conducts two (2) sets of police examinations twice a year -- one for those who are already in the police service (promotional) and another for those aspiring to enter the PNP (entrance).
It also administers the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) examination for Police Officers who opt to apply for Police Senior Superintendent and higher ranks.
Conduct of Pre-Charge Evaluation
Republic Act No. 8551 which amended R.A. No. 6975 grants the National Police Commission the summary dismissal power over PNP members with administrative cases. The Inspection, Monitoring and Investigation Service of the Commission, which is mandated to investigate police anomalies and irregularities, upon receipt of a letter-complaint, official report or any paper or document denouncing a police officer for alleged of official conduct, which on the face thereof falls within the jurisdiction of the Commission as Summary Dismissal Authority, forthwith conduct pre-charge investigation.
In the conduct of the pre-charge investigation, both the complainant and the respondent and their witnesses, if any are summoned to appear and submit their respective affidavit/s and country affidavit/s. Failure or refusal of the respondent to appear despite due notice shall be sufficient ground to proceed with the investigation ex-parte.
The Inspection, Monitoring and Investigation Service and the regional offices of the Commission may, motu propio, initiate the filing of a complaint against a PNP member after conducting the appropriate pre-charge investigation.
The Commission also exercises appellate jurisdiction over PNP administrative cases through the National Appellate Board (NAB) and its 19 Regional Appellate Boards (RABs).
The NAB acts on appeals from decisions rendered by the Chief, PNP involving demotion in rank or dismissal from the service while the Regional Appellate Boards (RABs) consider appeals from the decisions rendered by the People's Law Enforcement Boards (PLEBs) and PNP Regional Directors or their equivalent supervisors where the penalty imposed are either dismissal from the service or demotion in rank.
LEGAL AND OTHER SERVICES
The Legal Affairs Service (LAS) acts as the legal counsel of the Commission, and as such, provides varied legal and other counselling services involving the administration and enforcement of PNP laws, rules and regulations.
Pursuant to a Joint Memorandum Circular entitled "Prescribing the Rules and Regulations Implementing Section 49 of Republic Act No. 6975, As Amended" dated February 2, 2000, executed by and between the Department of Justice (DOJ), Philippine National Police (PNP) and National Police Commission (Napolcom), the latter thru the LAS and its regional offices provide legal assistance to members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who are charged before the prosecutor's office, the court or any competent body for service-connected offenses. It includes legal service, consultation, advice or representation to be rendered in favor of a PNP member in all stages of a criminal or administrative proceeding, subject to the procedural requirements stated therein.
The LAS likewise renders legal advice to walk-in clients particularly the public on matters pertaining to the National Police Commission and the Philippine National Police.
The assistance provided by the Legal Affairs Service to the People's Law Enforcement Boards (PLEBs) which is created under RA 6975 (PNP Law) to hear and decide citizen's complaints or cases filed before them against erring officers and members of the Philippine National Police, includes the regular conduct of PLEBs training-workshops with the end-in-view of enhancing their capability in the discharge of their statutory mandate in the investigation of administrative disciplinary cases against erring PNP members, specifically in enhancing their skills in the art of administrative investigation and decision making to the optimum, as well as improve their knowledge and appreciation of relevant laws, rules and regulations, policies and issuances, as well as pertinent decisions, opinions and rulings.
The same law also mandated the Commission to assign the present NAPOLCOM hearing officers to act as legal consultants of the PLEBs and provide, whenever necessary, legal services, assistance and advise to the PLEBs in hearing and deciding cases against officers and members of the PNP, especially those involving difficult questions of law.
DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF THE CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM
Formulation of Annual National Crime Prevention Program
The NAPOLCOM is tasked to strengthen the Criminal Justice System (CJS) through the formulation and submission to the President of an annual National Crime Prevention Program (NCPP) as mandated under Section 14 (l) of RA No. 6975 ang Section 15(d) of RA No. 8551. To carry out such mandate, the Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (TCCPCJ) was created to assist the Commission in the development and implementation of the NCPP. The TCCPCJ is composed of expert-representatives from the five (5) pillars of the criminal justice system'
- Provision of Technical and Administrative Services to the Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
As the overall coordinating body of the CJS, the Commission provides technical and administrative assistance to the TCCPCJ and its sub-committees.
- Conduct of Criminological Researches and Studies
- Development and Maintenance of Uniform Reporting System
- Monitoring of the Student Crime Prevention Committee (SCPCs) and Barangay Peace and Order Committees (BPOCs)
Monitoring of the organization of Student Crime Prevention Committees (SCPCs) and Barangay Peace and Order Committees is regularly conducted through the cooperation of the different heads of educational institutions and barangay officials.
- Implementation of a National Crime Prevention Information Program
The annual observance of the National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) every 1st week of September is an integral part of the Commission's crime prevention function. To promote public awareness, the Civil Service Commission was tapped to issue Announcement No. 85, s.2011, enjoining all heads of constitutional bodies, departments, bureaus and agencies of the national government, local governmentunits, government-owned and/or controlled corporations, and state universities and colleges to extend their support to the said celebration.
INVESTIGATION, ADJUDICATION AND PAYMENT OF CLAIMS FOR SICKNESS, PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY AND DEATH BENEFITS, INCLUDING PENSION OF PNP MEMBERS
As prescribed under Presidential Decree Numbers 448 and 1184, PNP members who are killed or injured while in the performance of duty are provided with welfare benefit packages which include payment of their medical and hospitalization expenses, gratuity, burial and pension.
The benefits granted to a PNP member who becomes permanently incapacitated include gratuity equivalent to one (1) year salary based on the member's last basic monthly salary, lifetime monthly pension equivalent to 80% of member's basic monthly salary, reimbursement of reasonable medical and hospitalization expenses, and, restoration of deducted leave credits from absences incurred by reason of the ailment or injury. If the pensioner dies within five (5) years from retirement due to permanent total disability, his/her qualified survivor may request for the transfer of the monthly pension benefits for the remainder of the five year guaranteed period.
Death benefits include gratuity equivalent to one (1) year salary, burial expenses equivalent to three (3) months basic salary, monthly pension equivalent to 80% of decedent's basic monthly salary commencing from the date of death for the period of five (5) years, and reimbursement of reasonable medical and hospitalization expenses.
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 6963, surviving legitimate children of police personnel who are killed or become permanently incapacitated while in line of duty are granted with scholarship. Mode of payment is eight through direct payment to the schools or reimbursement of expenses to the scholar through parent/guardian.