Available Online: 22 July 2021
Dubla, Mylene Joy*
Emilio Aguinaldo College, Philippines (email@example.com)
This study engaged to determine the competence of the non- commissioned junior police officers in the administration of anti-criminality campaigns. The police activities underscore a very vital function and purpose of law enforcement – to protect, above all else, the human rights. The difference between the assessments of the three groups of respondents on the competency of the junior police officers on the POP, were also tested. The study utilized the descriptive research design. The respondents of this study are the non-commissioned police officers or those who are not graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy. This study used the purposive sampling technique. There were a total of 540 respondents in this study; 315 or 58.3% are junior officers; 131 or 24.3% senior officers, and 94 or 17.4% officer candidates who were enrolled for Leadership Courses in the National Capital Region Training Center (NCRTC) for the Academic Year 2016- 2017. These respondents are assigned in the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO). A researcher-made questionnaire was the main instrument in gathering the data necessary for the study which was based on the PNP Operations Manual in March 2010. Research experts validated the content of the questionnaire. The respondents- JPOs, SPOs, and OCs’ assessments on the indicators are Significant. The JPOs may have been too complacent in assessing their competency on the POP, while their seniors- the SPOs and OCs, think otherwise, as having numerous items to be improved/ enhanced on. These further explain that being novice police officers (the JPOs), they need to undergo further training for skills that develop and improve their knowledge in handling cases and situations. On the other hand, the Special Procedures infer that the JPOs themselves agree to have challenges in handling the situations under the Special Procedures indicator, as validated by the SPOs and OCs.
Keywords: competence, police officer, training program, documentary analysis
Cite this article:
Dubla, M. J. (2021). Philippine National Police operational procedures’ competence of non-commissioned junior police officers in the National Capital Region: Inputs to training program enrichment. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(10), 23-46. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.688