The Philippine National Police and SM Prime Holdings have formalized a new agreement to establish the National Police Clearance hubs in selected SM Malls nationwide aiming to make other police frontline services more accessible to the public.

PNP Chief Police General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan and SM Prime Holdings President Jeffrey Lim jointly signed the memorandum of agreement on Thursday at the Government Services Express, 2nd Floor North Parking Building, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

Coinciding with the ceremonial printing of the National Police Clearance, Cascolan said the agreement will operationalize the police clearance booths in SM malls to serve better the Filipino people.

Within a month, the PNP, through the efforts of the PNP Center for Police Strategy Management (CPSM), completed all operational and documentary requirements with the SM Supermalls Management as part of the PNP’s stronger partnership with various stakeholders.

Present during the ceremonial signing and launching of the facility were Director for Investigation and Detective Management, Police Major General Marni Marcos; Acting Director for Police Community Relations, Police Brigadier General Rhodel Sermonia; and CPSM Director, Police Brigadier General Rhoderick Armamento.

Cascolan said the relocation of national police clearance desks in SM Malls, provides added convenience and ease of access to frontline PNP services, aside from decongesting PNP camps and installations.

Meanwhile, Shopping Center Management Corp. President Steven Tan and SM Mall of Asia Mall Manager, Amy Gonzales also witnessed the event.

After the completion phase of first police clearance desks in SM MOA, the PNP and SM Management are also eyeing pilot branches in SM Southmall, SM North EDSA, SM Bacoor, SM Pampanga, SM Cabanatuan, SM Cebu, and SM Cagayan de Oro.

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