The PNP Operational Procedures (POP) Manual provides guidance regarding the Philippine National Police’s policy and procedures for its personnel, especially those in the field, which must be strictly adhered to in all aspects of police work.
This 2013 Edition of the POP Manual contains more comprehensive and in-depth procedures to specifically address in detail various modes of action every police officer shall observe in the performance of the general law enforcement function and basic police duties as well as the rules and methods to be observed in special police intervention operation. The demands of public safety service involve a wide range of issues and considerations and to be effective, PNP officers will have to rely not only on this manual but also upon their training and experience.
The revision of the POP Manual is also in consonance with our ongoing Transformation Program as we are improving one of the Key Result Areas, on PNP Operations, which involves reforms in the operating rules and procedures in police operations, providing the police units the appropriate work tools and strengthening crime research to support more effective crime management operations.
The PNP officers’ value to the citizens and to the organization will be gauged not only by compliance with the procedures contained in this Manual, but also by demonstrations of good judgment, zeal and performance under widely variant conditions. It is therefore incumbent upon all officers to familiarize themselves with the contents of this PNP Operational Procedures Manual so that they may know their duties and perform them properly. (DOWNLOAD)
The Technical Working Group
PNP Operational Procedures Manual
Lapu-Lapu 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 is also a symbol of the honor, dignity and the privilege 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 18 July 1901. The Philippine Constabulary for the close to 90 years of service to the nation has performed with honor, professionalism and courage. The PC 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 appropriately therefore, the Philippine Constabulary became the nucleus of the Integrated National Police in 1975 to nurture the then embryonic concept of the nationalization of the country's local police forces.
Three Stars - Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao 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 ideals 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 - Symbolize 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 of 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 - Represents 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 cogent deeds and actions in response to the needs and wants of the people in distress: Honor could be the overriding criterion and consideration in the performance of their entrusted task or mission: and Justice dispensed to everyone whatever is due to him without favoritism or discrimination of any sort.
Laurel Leaves - Symbolizes the competency, brilliance and honor in the field of endeavor expected from each and every member of the PNP.
Philippine National Police - Identity of Solidarity.
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.
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.
Service, Honor and Justice
Our Core Values
- Maka-Diyos (Pro-God)
- Makabayan (Pro-Country)
- Makatao (Pro-People)
- Makakalikasan (Pro-Environment)
Imploring the aid of the Almighty, by 2030, We shall be a highly capable, effective and credible police service working in partnership with a responsive community towards the attainment of a safer place to live, work and do business.
The PNP shall enforce the law, prevent and control crimes, maintain peace and order, and ensure public safety and internal security with the active support of the community.
- Law Enforcement.
- Maintain peace and order.
- Prevents and investigates crimes and bring offenders to justice.
- Exercise the vested powers from the Philippine Constitution and pertinent laws.
- Detain an arrested person for a period not beyond what is prescribed by law.
- Implements pertinent laws and regulations on firearms and explosives control.
- Supervise and control the training and operations of security agencies.
Our Organizational Structure