LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 14(PIA) - - Participants from law enforcement agencies, non-government agencies and from the barangays recently attended the forum on police operational procedures to further instill human rights.
Police Chief Superintendent Dennis Siervo, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Human Rights Affairs Office (HRAO) at Camp Crame, said the event was aimed at providing the different sectors with information on how the police operate and for them to be able to determine if there are violations.
Emphasis was given on the police officers’ need to demonstrate professionalism and competence at all times and to be able to network with or maintain a constructive relationship with the key members of the community.
The police officer should always know the legal basis and have the appropriate practical training and be able to communicate with the victims, suspects, or persons being arrested and explain the circumstances leading to the police action including its future consequences, Siervo said.
Police Chief Inspector Carolina Lacuata, regional police information officer, said the event added knowledge to the law enforcers on how to be more efficient on their jobs. With the briefers on fundamentals of human rights, investigative procedures based on Philippine Laws and our Police Operational Procedures, investigators and custodial officers would better appreciate their respective roles and the need for closer collaboration. (JDP/JBZ- PIA CAR)