2RA 6975An act establishing the Philippine National Police under a Reorganized Department of the Interior and Local Government and for other purposesJuly 23, 1991
3“Police force that is national in scope but civilian in character”
4Provisions in 1987 Constitution Honorable Teodulo C. NatividadHonorable Blas F. OpleHonorable Regalado E. MaambongHonorable Rustico delos Reyes
5Principal Authors of RA 6975 Senator Ernesto MacedaSenator Aquilino PimentelCongressman Jose Cojuanco JrCongressman Rodrigo Gutang
6RA 8551Philippine National Police Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998Community and service-oriented agency
7VisionThe Men and Women of the PNP is committed to a vision of a professional, dynamic and highly motivated Philippine National Police working in partnership with a responsive community towards the attainment of a safe place to live, work, invest and do business with.
8MissionTo enforce the law, to prevent and control crimes, to maintain peace and order, and to ensure public safety and internal security with the active support of the community.
11Police Officer's Pledge I will love and serve GOD, my country and people;I will uphold th e Constitution and obey legal orders of the duly constituted authorities;I will oblige myself to maintain a high standard of morality and professionalism;I will respect the customs and traditions of the police service andI will live a decent and virtuous life to serve as an example to others.
12FunctionsEnforce all laws and ordinance relative to the protection of lives and properties;Maintain peace and order and take all necessary steps to ensure public safety;Investigate and prevent crimes, effect the arrest of criminal offenders, bring offenders to justice and assist in their prosecution;Exercise the general powers to make arrest, search and seizure in accordance with the Constitution and pertinent laws;
13Detain an arrested person for a period not beyond what is prescribed by law, informing the person so detained of all his rights under the Constitution;Issue licenses for the possession of firearms and explosives in accordance with law;Supervise and control the training and operations of security agencies and issue licenses to operate security agencies, and to security guards and private detectives for the practice of their professions;and Perform such other duties and exercise all other functions as may be provided by law.