Ormoc City Police Office, February 18 2013 - Last February 15, 2013, “CODE-P 2013 and Beyond”, the flagship of DIRECTOR GENERAL ALAN LA MADRID PURISIMA’s debut capability program as CHIEF PNP was unfurled to Ormoc City Police Office Personnel.
CODE-P 2013 which stands for “Competence Organizational Discipline Excellence Development-Professionalism” seeks to develop product efficiency and quality service of each law enforcer towards the general public. It is geared towards the realization of the PNP PATROL PLAN 2030.
According to PSI MARK NAVARETTE NALDA, Police Community Relation Officer, the key in implementing CODE-P is individual performance. He illustrated it by citing a usual seizure of an unlicensed firearm. If an officer would fail to apprehend possession of this deadly weapon, it may end an innocent life and destroy the life of another. This means serving the public twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week as well as being accountable of their actions. It was further elaborated that the program is a strategic management tool that would enhance the knowledge, skills and attitude of police personnel. The strategic focus of CODE-P includes; Competence of each personnel in performing his duties and responsibilities; Organizational Development that communicates and implements change in all levels of the organization; Discipline of individual personnel in their commitment to duty, law and order; Excellence in service quality and Professionalism that embraces competence, discipline and excellence in offering public service.
CODE-P serves as a stimulant that revitalizes the enthusiasm of our police force in implementing the law. It stresses on the power of one that can communicate and effect change in a larger scale. Individual performance is a vital tool in transformation since the program aims to recover the impression of the public towards police officers and gradually eliminate negative remarks from the media.
True crime prevention on the other hand, needs the active reporting and support from the community. Law enforcers cannot communicate and effect change without the cooperation from the public. This is a calling from the organization encouraging a stronger police-community alliance in preventing crime and promoting peace and order.