June 28, 2019- The invited Guest of Honor and Speaker PMGEN BENIGNO B DURANA JR, the Director for Police Community Relations and PMGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR, NCRPO Chief headed the Opening Ceremony of Police Community Affairs and Development Course Class 2019 held at NCRPO Conference Room, Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City
The 51 participants from the different police districts of NCRPO were proudly presented by PLTCOL DIONISIO DC APAS JR, TM, RSTU, NCR while the declaration of the opening of the course was graced by PCOL BRENT M MADJACO, Chief RLDDD and was acknowledged by the Guest of Honor and Speaker.
“As PCR officers you are relational not transactional.” PMGEN DURANA JR said in his speech. Basically, the Director for PCR pointed one of the fundamental keys to successful law enforcement is good police-community relations, or the relationship between the police and the communities the police serve.
He even emphasized that now the PNP have the capability but the challenge is—-there is no social media engager that is why we have trainings like the PCADC. Basically, the people need to know what the police are up to, and efforts to make this information more accessible goes a long way.
“We should do our job in building and enhancing the legitimacy of the police institution not only to win the war on drugs, criminality and corruption but to win the hearts and minds, be a good will and ensure that we will have legitimacy on this institution in serving and protecting the people.” PMGEN DURANA JR topped off.
As expected, the opening ceremony of PCADC in NCRPO to forge stronger partnership and community support in peacekeeping and public safety programs of the PNP.