HomeUM Research Journalvol. 3 no. 1 (2006)

The Police Officers in Tagum City: An Analysis of Their Actual And Perceived Performance of Basic Duties

Carlito R. Panganoron Jr.

Discipline: Law



In the history of law enforcement, police officers have been trained and given broad powers of public inquiry and arrest. Two of the basic measures of law enforcement effectiveness are crime rate and crime solution efficiency. In reality, policing is mostly spent on service-related assignments while awaiting circumstances that may require crime-fighting abilities. Isolation of police officers from community exposure tends to hamper crime-control efforts. Hence, two-way police-community relations must be established and promoted. Purposely, this study assessed and compared the actual performance of police officers of Tagum City. Using t-test and f-ratio, results suggest that the actual and perceived performance differ significantly. Strengthening of police-community collaboration is deemed appropriate for crime solution efficiency to reach higher levels.