MANILA, Philippines – Newly installed Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima on Tuesday said he is eyeing a more streamlined police organization able to respond better to the needs of the public.
In his inaugural speech, Purisima shared that he plans to get rid of the multi-tasking system being practiced in PNP offices nationwide.
"Isa sa mga una nating gagawin, para maging epektibo ang buong organisasyon ng PNP, ay ang pagtukoy ng trabaho o papel na gagampanan ng bawat pulis," Purisima said.
"Mahalaga na matukoy natin ang mga dapat na gawain ng isang pulis na nakatalaga sa kahit anumang posisyon. Sa ganitong paraan ay makikita kung sino-sino at saan tayo nagkukulang sa ating serbisyo," he added.
Purisima said that during his stint as chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), he discovered though an organizational audit that the duplication of jobs and unnecessary and tedious processes were affecting the police's efficiency.
"These have encouraged inefficiency, delinquency, irregularity. This only just in the administrative side of the organization," he said.
'Leave now,' corrupt cops told
Also in his speech, Purisima said he will not tolerate corruption within PNP, telling policemen involved in illegal activities to "leave now."
"Tutukuyin natin at aalisin ang mga mapagsamantalang miyembro ng organisasyon. Kaya may mensahe ako sa mga kasamahan natin sa PNP na sangkot sa kasamaan at katiwalian: umalis na kayo ngayon pa lang," he said.
Even if he said that he will be a strict boss, Purisima assured his subordinates of his support.
"I will be strict when it comes to implementation. I will expect nothing but the best results. As I demand commitment and excellence, I shall equally focus on providing you the support you need. We will also provide continuous training," he said.
Purisima assumed PNP's top post ahead of Bartolome's retirement in 2013. The decision to have an earlier transition of leadership in the PNP was made in consideration of the 2013 mid-term elections.