Paper ID IJMS0519-013 POLICE AUXILIARY UNIT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM OF DAVAO CITY POLICE OFFICE: MODEL PUBLIC SAFETY PLAN

  • RICARDO V. GARCIA International Journal for Multidisciplinary Studies
Keywords: public safety plan, police auxiliary unit volunteer program, recruitment, Davao City, Philippines

Abstract

This study determined the situation of Davao City Police Office (DCPO) as basis for the reactivation of a
Police Auxiliary Unit (PAU) . Findings of which will guide the formulation of a model public safety plan.
Validated survey questionnaires, personal interviews and documents were used in data gathering. Likewise,
descriptive method using percentage and weighted mean were utilized in data analysis. The status of DCPO as
described on its personnel deployment were as follows: intelligence operations were effective; visibility patrols
were not effective; public safety/deployment support were not effective; traffic management were effective; search
and rescue operations were effective; and security operations were not effective. In the administrative
procedures governing the former PAU, the LGU of Davao City and DCPO were supportive to the PAU
volunteers, but said unit has been disbanded later. It was concluded that the operational functions of DCPO on
visibility patrols, public safety/deployment support and security control operations which were geared toward the
maintenance of peace and order, and crime prevention programs, were “ineffective” and this could jeopardize the
safety of the citizenry of Davao City. With this, it was recommended that DCPO should formulate a public
safety plan on reorganizing an auxiliary unit as a force multiplier to assist them attain their mission on peace and
order program, considering its depleted strength and their “ineffectiveness” in some operations; and Davao City
LGU should extend technical and financial help to DCPO on the administrative requirements for the PAU
recruitment citing DILG Memorandum Circular 2010-94, series of 2010.

Published
2019-10-09