PNP preparing for 2022 polls: Eleazar

PNP preparing for 2022 polls: Eleazar

DAVAO CITY – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, on Thursday said the police force is preparing to ensure a peaceful and orderly 2022 elections.

In a virtual press briefing held in Davao del Norte, Eleazar said it has been a continuing preparation since after the 2019 elections.

“This (election) is recurring every three years. All policies, doctrines, and programs of PNP are already there and all we have to do is to update them. The commanders knew what to do already,” he said.

Eleazar said they would start checking the records of their members, whether they are active or inactive, and will start to engage with possible election candidates.

“We need to check so that if there is an initial problem, we can easily fix it. The bottom line is, there will be no harassment. As early as now we are preparing, so when 2022 comes we are very much prepared already,” he added.

While in the region, Eleazar also inspected the Panabo City Police Station.

“As we continue to patrol and inspect various stations in the country in accordance with our Intensified Cleanliness Policy (ICP) with the PNP, we went to the Panabo City Police Station in Davao del Norte to check the station and at the same time greet our police, especially as we continue to face the ordeal caused by the pandemic,” he said.

Eleazar also lauded its personnel for the station’s cleanliness.

“This proves (they have) good discipline. Beyond the cleanliness in the office, the cleanliness in our ranks and cleanliness in the community (is important),” he added. (PNA)

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