The Philippine National Police
) (Filipino: Pambansang Pulisya ng Pilipinas
) is the national police
force of the Republic of the Philippines
. It is both a national and a local police force in that it provides all law enforcement services throughout the Philippines. The Philippine National Police, which was a result of a merger of the Philippine Constabulary
and the Integrated National Police
, was activated on January 29, 1991. Its national headquarters are based at Camp Crame
, Quezon City, in the National Capital Region
. On September 22, 2010, President Benigno S. Aquino III
appointed then, Deputy Director General Raul Bacalzo, former Deputy, Chief for Operations, replacing Director Jesus Ame Verzosa, who retired on September 27 of that year.
According to a 2011 article published in D+C magazine, the PNP has had a host of problems, namely corruption and oppression, since its beginning, but it is hoped that the problems will be fixed with the new administration coming into power.
The currently Philippine National Police Chief is P D/Gen. Raul M Bacalzo
CEO VI. D/Gen. Bacalzo is a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy
Class of 1977. He was the former Deputy Chief for Operations (DCO) during the time of former PNP Chief, PD/Gen. Jesus Ame Verzosa