Philippine National Police takes over police academy, safety college

December 10, 2018

THE Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) and the National Police Training.

Institute (NPTI) will be transferred from the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) to the Philippine National Police (PNP).

This was contained in House Bill 8628 which was approved on third and final reading.

Principal authors are Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano,  Pangasinan Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil and Antipolo City Rep. Romeo Acop.

The bill seeks to amend for the purpose Sections 24, 35, 66 and 67 of Republic Act No. 6975, otherwise known as the “Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990”, as amended.

It provides that the Chief PNP shall have administrative and operational supervision and control over the PNPA, which was established pursuant to Section 13 of Presidential Decree No. 1184, and the NPTI, formerly known as the Philippine National Police Training Center.

The PNP shall absorb the office of the National Action Committee on Anti-Hijacking (NACAH) of the Department of Defense (DND), all the functions of the present Philippine Air Force Security Command (PAFSECOM), as well as the police functions of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

The PNP shall be provided with adequate land, sea, and air capabilities and all necessary material means or resources in order to perform its powers and functions efficiently and effectively.

The PNPA shall be headed by a PNPA Director with the rank of a Police Director who shall be assisted by a Deputy Director with the rank of Chief Superintendent.

The PNPA shall have a Dean of Academy and a Commandant, both with the rank of Chief Superintendent.

The PPSC shall be the premier educational institute for the training, human resource development and continuing education of all personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and the provider of select career courses for police commissioned officers and specialized courses for PNP personnel.

The personnel and properties, facilities, records, equipment, funds, appropriations, rights, functions, liabilities, and other assets of the PNPA and NPTI shall hereby be transferred to the PNP.