In a bid to uplift the image of the Philippine National Police, the National Police Commission has launched its 2019 Search for Model PNP Families.
Lawyer Rogelio Casurao, Napolcom vice chairman and executive officer, said Wednesday that the nationwide search was intended to help uniformed personnel foster positive change in the community by serving as role models.
“The search aims to highlight the image of the police as a family man or woman and emphasize the importance of having strong family ties that is consequential to the overall success of preventing crime in the communities,” Casurao said.
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, also Napolcom chair, said the search aims to strengthen and encourage partnership between the community and the police by highlighting the PNP’s capability as a leader and partner of the community in the maintenance of peace, order, and security for an improved socioeconomic system.
The search is open to all uniformed members of the PNP with legitimate or legally adopted child or children, legally married and living together with his or her spouse for at least five years, and have been in the service for at least five years at the time of the search.
Candidates may be nominated by members of local government units, non-government organizations, or fellow police officers who are not related within the third degree of consanguinity and affinity. Nominees from previous years who have not won at the national level may still be nominated.
Nomination forms may be downloaded from the Napolcom or PNP websites. Deadline for submission of nomination is on April 26, 2019.
Casurao said the nomination must be based on community services or volunteer work in their place of residence and area of assignment.