HomeIAMURE International Journal of Business and Managementvol. 6 no. 1 (2013)

The High Levels of Professionalism of the Philippine National Police Officers in Southern Mindanao, Philippines

Carmelita B. Chavez



Organizational efforts in the PNP are focused on reforms and improvement, emphasizing specialization, professionalism, commitment and community service-orientation. Extensive trainings are given for the PNP to gain skills and imbue with them the values of commitment and dedication to service. The study aimed to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the PNP and its impact on the PNP mission statement. The study used descriptive-normative survey using questionnaire and documentary analysis to gather data from the Police Commissioned Officers (PCO) and Police Non-Commissioned Officers. Both indicated well organized, strong, dedicated and committed professional PNP personnel, while there were still graft and corruption, inadequate facilities, coordinative mechanism among law enforcement agencies, and internalization of the mission statement, and political interventions. The following were threats of the PNP: political interventions, harassment charges, narcotics abuse and trafficking, and misleading media. Results showed that there are still opportunities to improve the legal system and opportunities to change police career due to good experience and exposure. The study concluded that the SWOT model has a very high impact of the mission statements of the PNP particularly on community safety, community partnership, environment, gender development, material and financial management, human resource development and job satisfaction.