Wed. Jul 28th, 2021

MANILA — A total of 52 members of the Philippine National Police-Civil Security Group (PNP-CSG) was relieved following reports of malpractices, including receiving bribes from stakeholders, its chief said on Friday.

In a press briefing in Camp Crame, CSG director, Maj. Gen. Roberto Fajardo said these include 30 police commissioned officers (PCOs), 17 police non-commissioned officers (PNCOs) and five non-uniformed personnel.

The move aims to improve frontline services of the CSG, which is in charge of the Firearms and Explosives Office-(FEO) and the Supervisory Office for Security and Investigative Agency (SOSIA).

“Despite the reshuffling of personnel and administrative sanctions imposed, some CSG personnel challenged his directives and orders prompted to take immediate and swift and continuing actions,” he said.

Fajardo added that the measure will help expedite transactions such as registration of firearms, security guard licenses, among others.

He added that the review and evaluation of the performance of the regional chiefs would continue.

Fajardo also ordered all regional CSG chiefs to coordinate with different territorial PNP units in line with a nationwide crackdown on all unauthorized protection agents and unscrupulous protective agencies rendering security services.

Last year, a total of 67 CSG cops were also relieved from their posts due to alleged malpractices and corrupt activities such as acceptance of “under the table grease money”. (PNA)

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