PNP DEPLOYS 30 THOUSAND PERSONNEL FOR UPCOMING MAY 2013 POLLS
The Philippine National Police will deploy 50% or 21,885 PNP personnel performing administrative jobs and undergoing training to augment troops in the field as part of its maximium deployment of uniformed personnel’s duties for the synchronized National and Local Elections on May 13, 2013.
Recently, the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, Hon Mar Roxas, annouced the launching of OPLAN “Last Two Weeks” that needs full administrative and operational PNP functions to further intensify the security coverage before, during, and after the election day. The implementation of maximum deployment includes the activation of the PNP Reactionary Standby Support Force (PNP-RSSF) composed of 1,230 uniformed personnel from the Directorial Staff (D-Staff), 2,689 National Support Units (NSUs) and 6,273 Regional Headquarters (RHQs) administrative personnel.
As well, 718 PNP uniformed personnel undergoing training at the Philippine Public Safety Collee (PPSC); 1,046 from National Police College (NPC); 9,549 from Police National Training Institute (PNTI); and 143 from PNP Intelligence Training Group (ITG) who are undergoing schooling, and the 237 newly graduates of Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) 2013 also joins the additional PNP force for the election duty detail.
Meanwhile, PNP Chief Director General Alan La Madrid Purisima said that the deployment of personnel of the Special Action Force (SAF), being a specialized unit of the PNP, will be based on its own deployment plan in coordination with the PNP Directorate for Operations (DO). In addition, as a Specialized Reactionaty Support Force, SAF personnel shall be mobilized under a strategic arrangement to be determined by DO in coordination with the SAF Director.
The PNP will mobilize all of its uniformed personnnel who performs administrative functions to supplement the number of police personnel in the field, especially in the fifteen (15) identified election hotspots, starting on May 8 up to May 16, 2013.
The deployment of the 50% uniformed personnel performing administrative duties will be specifically detailed in different Municipal and City Police Stations nationwide as supplementary personnel in the conduct PNP patrols, checkpoints and anti-criminality operations. Police Director Catalino S Cuy, PNP Director for Personnel and Rescords Management (DPRM) and Commander of Task Group Human resource of Task Force SAFE 2013 said that the deployment personnel is covered with Special Orders for their temporary detail.
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