NAPOLCOM: Search for Model PNP Families on

The Search for Model PNP Families for 2011 is on!

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), through the National Crime Prevention Week Technical Working Committee (NCPW-TWC), on Wednesday announced that it is currently accepting nominations for the Search for Model PNP Families in a bid to highlight the image of the police as a family man and help them induce positive change in the community by serving as role models.

DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo said that “the Search intends to strengthen the PNP-Integrated Transformation Program (PNP-ITP) objectives by motivating and encouraging law enforcers of putting more emphasis and value on the moral aspect of the transformation program of the PNP for a more competent, respectable and responsive police force.”

The nationwide Search, which has two categories, namely, Family Category and Solo Police Parent Category, is open to all families of PNP uniformed personnel with legitimate or legally adopted child/children.

A nominee for the Family Category must be legally married, living together for at least 10 years and has been serving in the police force for at least 10 years. For the Solo Police Parent Category, a nominee must be a widow/widower or separated for at least five (5) years and has been serving in the police force for at least five (5) years.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that candidates may be nominated by members of the local government units (LGUs), nongovernment organizations (NGOs) or fellow police officers using the nomination form which may be downloaded from the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph or the PNP website at www.pnp.gov.ph.

“For purposes of contestability, the names of qualified nominees shall be published in the newspapers and posted in the NAPOLCOM and PNP websites where the public may give comments/objections on the nominated PNP families,” Vice-Chairman Escueta said.

The National Search Committee (NSC), composed of representatives from the DILG, NAPOLCOM, DSWD, PDEA and the private sector, shall validate and select the first and second runner up winners and the national champion for each category.

Winners will be awarded with a plaque of recognition and cash incentives during the 17th National Crime Prevention Week celebration on the first week of September 2011.