Are you curious about what the Philippine National Police (PNP) is doing to ensure peace and order in the country? Do you want to know how they are transforming themselves into a more capable, effective, and credible force? If yes, then you should read this article.
In this article, I will review the PNP PATROL Plan 2030, which is the PNP’s 10-year transformation agenda. I will explain what it is, why it is important, how it is implemented, and what are its achievements and challenges. I will also answer some frequently asked questions about the plan.
What is the PNP PATROL Plan 2030?
The PNP PATROL Plan 2030 stands for Peace and Order Agenda for Transformation and for Upholding the Rule of Law. It is the PNP’s organizational adaptation of the Performance Governance System (PGS), which is a local adaptation of the Harvard Business School’s Balanced Scorecard (BSC) as a strategic management and performance measurement tool.
The PNP PATROL Plan 2030 was launched in 2010, after the PNP underwent several studies and reforms to address its organizational dysfunctions and improve the quality of its police services. The plan has three main objectives:
- To address the root causes of the PNP’s dysfunctions and improve its systems and processes
- To strengthen the PNP’s law enforcement capabilities and enhance its crime prevention and crime solution efficiency
- To enhance the welfare and benefits of the PNP personnel and their dependents
The plan has a vision of making the Philippines a safe place to live, work, and do business by 2030. It has a mission of serving and protecting the people with honor, justice, and integrity. It has a core value of Maka-Diyos, Makabayan, Makatao, and Makakalikasan (God-loving, Nationalistic, Humane, and Environment-friendly).
The plan has 12 key result areas (KRAs), which are the strategic priorities of the PNP. These are:
- Crime prevention and suppression
- Criminal investigation and detection
- Human resource development
- Logistics and financial management
- Discipline, internal cleansing, and human rights
- Community relations and public safety services
- Traffic management
- Disaster preparedness and response
- International relations and police standards
- Anti-illegal drugs
The plan has 19 priority projects, which are the specific initiatives and programs that support the KRAs. These are:
- Integrated Crime Incident Reporting and Analysis System (ICIRAS)
- Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS)
- Crime Laboratory Modernization Program
- PNP Recruitment, Promotion, and Retirement Program
- PNP Training Program
- PNP Housing Program
- PNP Health Service Program
- PNP Legal Service Program
- PNP Information and Communication Technology Management Service (ICTMS) Program
- PNP Procurement Service Program
- PNP Finance Service Program
- PNP Internal Affairs Service (IAS) Program
- PNP Human Rights Affairs Office (HRAO) Program
- PNP Community Relations Group (CRG) Program
- PNP Highway Patrol Group (HPG) Program
- PNP Maritime Group (MG) Program
- PNP Aviation Security Group (ASG) Program
- PNP Special Action Force (SAF) Program
- PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) Program
The plan has four stages of implementation, which are the phases of the PGS Pathway. These are:
- Initiation stage, where the PNP established its vision, mission, core values, KRAs, and priority projects
- Compliance stage, where the PNP aligned its organizational structure, policies, and resources with its KRAs and priority projects
- Proficient stage, where the PNP executed its priority projects and monitored its performance indicators and targets
- Institutionalized stage, where the PNP sustained its achievements and ensured the continuity and improvement of its priority projects
The plan has a governance scorecard, which is a tool that measures the PNP’s progress and performance in achieving its vision, mission, KRAs, and priority projects. The scorecard has four perspectives, which are:
- Stakeholder perspective, which measures the satisfaction and trust of the PNP’s stakeholders, such as the public, the government, the media, the private sector, and the international community
- Process perspective, which measures the efficiency and effectiveness of the PNP’s processes, such as crime prevention, crime solution, investigation, prosecution, and adjudication
- Learning and growth perspective, which measures the competence and morale of the PNP’s personnel, such as their skills, knowledge, attitude, behavior, and values
- Financial perspective, which measures the adequacy and utilization of the PNP’s financial resources, such as its budget, income, expenditure, and savings
The plan has a strategy map, which is a visual representation of the PNP’s vision, mission, core values, KRAs, priority projects, and scorecard. The strategy map shows the cause-and-effect relationships among the different elements of the plan and how they contribute to the achievement of the PNP’s vision.
Why is the PNP PATROL Plan 2030 important?
The PNP PATROL Plan 2030 is important because it provides the PNP with a clear direction and a common framework for its transformation efforts. It also helps the PNP to align its goals and actions with the national development agenda and the international standards of policing.
The plan is important for the following reasons:
- It addresses the PNP’s organizational dysfunctions and improves the quality of its police services. The plan identifies the root causes of the PNP’s problems, such as corruption, incompetence, indiscipline, human rights violations, and lack of accountability. It also proposes solutions to these problems, such as reforms, modernization, training, cleansing, and monitoring. By implementing the plan, the PNP aims to improve its systems and processes, enhance its capabilities and performance, and restore its credibility and integrity.
- It strengthens the PNP’s law enforcement capabilities and enhances its crime prevention and crime solution efficiency. The plan focuses on enhancing the PNP’s core functions of preventing and suppressing crime, investigating and detecting crime, and prosecuting and adjudicating crime. It also supports the PNP’s specialized functions of managing traffic, responding to disasters, securing the borders, combating terrorism, fighting corruption, and eradicating illegal drugs. By implementing the plan, the PNP aims to reduce the crime rate, increase the crime solution rate, and improve the public safety and security.
- It enhances the welfare and benefits of the PNP personnel and their dependents. The plan recognizes the importance of taking care of the PNP’s human resources, which are the most valuable asset of the organization. It also acknowledges the sacrifices and challenges that the PNP personnel and their families face in the performance of their duties. By implementing the plan, the PNP aims to improve the recruitment, promotion, and retirement of its personnel, provide them with adequate housing, health, legal, and educational services, and motivate them with incentives, awards, and recognition.
- It aligns the PNP’s goals and actions with the national development agenda and the international standards of policing. The plan is consistent with the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, which is the medium-term socio-economic blueprint of the country. It is also aligned with the AmBisyon Natin 2040, which is the long-term vision of the Filipino people for a prosperous, inclusive, and resilient nation. Moreover, the plan conforms to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are the global goals for peace, justice, and strong institutions. By implementing the plan, the PNP aims to contribute to the national and global progress and development.
How is the PNP PATROL Plan 2030 implemented?
The PNP PATROL Plan 2030 is implemented through a collaborative and participatory approach that involves the PNP leadership, the PNP units, the PNP personnel, and the PNP stakeholders.
The plan is implemented through the following mechanisms:
- The Center for Police Strategy Management (CPSM), which is the office that oversees and coordinates the implementation of the plan. The CPSM is headed by the Director for Police Strategy Management (DPSM), who is a member of the PNP Command Group. The CPSM has four divisions, namely: the Strategy Management Division (SMD), the Strategy Review Division (SRD), the Strategy Communication Division (SCD), and the Strategy Alignment Division (SAD).
- The Strategy Management Units (SMUs), which are the offices that implement the plan at the different levels of the PNP. The SMUs are headed by the Strategy Management Officers (SMOs), who are designated by the PNP unit commanders. The SMUs have four functions, namely: strategy formulation, strategy execution, strategy monitoring, and strategy reporting.
- The Multi-Sectoral Governance Council (MSGC), which is the body that provides guidance and feedback to the PNP on the implementation of the plan. The MSGC is composed of representatives from the different sectors of the society, such as the government, the private sector, the academe, the media, the civil society, and the international community. The MSGC has four committees, namely: the Governance Committee, the Audit Committee, the Communication Committee, and the Resource Mobilization Committee.