Azurin vows to continue seeking ways to enhance police competency in proving cases, safeguarding evidence

Azurin vows to continue seeking ways to enhance police competency in proving cases, safeguarding evidence

By Arwen Pascua

MANILA — PNP Chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. recognizes the challenges in the investigation of criminal cases but vows to continue seeking ways to enhance the competency of police personnel in probing crimes and safeguarding evidence.

In year 2021 alone, 4,326 personnel graduated under a recapitulation program for case handling. Currently, retraining of some 16,000 investigators and evidence custodians is underway.

PNP Chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr.

“This retraining program is a reinforcement to better capacitate our personnel and to boost their morale despite the extensive requirements in filing cases in the judiciary,” Azurin said.

Azurin hopes that the low conviction rate for drug cases won’t falter PNP’s keen resolve to continue the fight against drug trafficking and abuse.

“Let us not be discouraged because we continue to upscale our capabilities. My mandate is to make sure to always strictly follow the proper procedure in conducting operations and collating pieces of evidence for the court to appreciate. Sagot po ng inyong PNP ang inyong kaligtasan ngunit tulong-tulong po tayong sugpuin ang krimen,” Azurin said. (ai/mtvn)

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