A policeman assigned in Negros Occidental was dismissed from the police service for using illegal drugs, provincial police director Col. Romeo Baleros said.
In a security briefing Tuesday at the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan presided over by Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer, Baleros said that the dismissed police officer tested positive for illegal drugs.
Baleros said random drug testings are regularly conducted by NOCPPO, in compliance with the internal cleansing program of the PNP, in tandem with the PNP Crime Laboratory, in police stations or headquarters, to deter personnel from using illegal drugs.
He also said the NOCPPO has facilitated the filing of 14 criminal cases and 36 administrative cases against erring police personnel.
The PNP has now adopted a new strategy in its effort to address problems of rogue police officers, and to implement punitive actions against scalawags, through the so-called “squad”.
A squad is composed of eight to 10 police officers, with one designated as the leader who will monitor the activities of their members and report what they perceive as illegal activities.
But Baleros said they also recognize police personnel and stations, who excel in law enforcement operations, especially in the campaign against illegal drugs, gambling, loose firearms and wanted persons, every month.*
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