Makati City, Philippines – The Philippine National Police continues to work towards its vision of making the Philippines a safe place to live, work, and do business, as thirty key PNP officers recently completed their Development Executive Program (DEP) on Results-based Management at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM PNP-RBMP).
The AIM PNP-RBMP was conducted over a series of lectures and presentation sessions between October 1 and October 29. The graduates were taught principles and concepts of Results-based management, and as output, they integrated their learnings through five strategic assignments and presentations: i) Develop a safe place to live, work and do business, ii) improve crime prevention, iii) improve crime solution, iv) develop a competent and disciplined police force, and v) create a responsible and professional PNP organization.
The program was headed by Professor Nihal Amerasinghe, Distinguished Fellow of AIM and Program Director of the PNP-RBMP, together with the Zuellig School of Development Management of AIM, led by Professor Kenneth Hartigan-Go, and the leadership of the PNP, through PDIR RAMON PURUGGANAN, and PCSUPT NOEL BARACEROS.
During the graduation ceremony held at Fuller Hall, Professor Nihal Amerasinghe suggested that development should also extend to the PNP and to the entire defense and security sector of the Philippines.
“Often, we only think of economic sectors when we talk about development, but I would like to bring to your attention the fact that the security sector is just as important as the economic sectors when it comes to the development in our country. If there is no peace and order, there is no development.”, said Professor Nihal.
“Today we have thirty graduates, but we have around 190,000 police officers, so that is around 0.0003%. I hope we can at least train 100 key personnel to have a ‘critical mass’.”, added Professor Nihal, as he encouraged more police officers to join the next batches of management programs at AIM.
PCSUPT NOEL BARACEROS PNP, Director of the Center for Police Strategy Management, also thanked Professor Nihal and AIM for training their officers and promised that they will continue building towards the development of the police force, particularly through the PNP P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030.
“We are looking at enhancing the skills and capabilities of our staff, and we’re going to really build at our ‘critical mass’. It is a continuous process, and we’re looking to build a highly capable, effective, and credible police service, so that our country will become a safe place to live, work, and do business.”, said PCSUPT BARACEROS.
The graduates were also sworn in as AIM Alumni, and the oath taking was administered by Ms. Ma. Afrecita D. Nieva, MDP 2014.
This is yet another milestone for the AIM Zuellig School of Development Management this October, with the completion of the Philippine Air Force DEP program on leadership, and the promotion of two Masters in Development Management (MDM) students of the AFP and PNP, respectively.
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