MANILA-- In line with efforts to connect closer with the public, the Philippine National Police (PNP) formally started its celebration of the 22nd Police Community Relations Months Monday.
The event took off shortly after flag-raising ceremonies in PNP headquarters led by Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
PCR Month aims to strengthen community participation in crime prevention with a theme "Police and Community: Sharing Responsibility, Taking Action in Unity".
The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) is the lead agency of the celebration pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 764 dated Jan. 24, 2005 declaring the month of July of every year as PCR Month.
Dela Rosa, in a statement, said the activity aims to forges stronger partnership and community support in peacekeeping and public safety programs of the PNP.
The PNP partners with NAPOLCOM and other participating agencies of the government, local government units, non-governmental organizations, and other institutions to further enhance the essence of cooperation and collaboration in policing the community.
In revitalizing the crucial role of the community in peacekeeping and nation building, the PNP is set to spearhead various events and culminating activities such as signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the PNP and PCSO, launching of Recovery and Wellness Program, National Tokhang Advocacy Coalition Oath of Support, Joint Demonstration of Disaster Response Capability, 7th High School Writers Summit, Mobile Passport Processing, Peacebuilding and Cultural Orientation Seminar, Media Fellowship Night 2017 with the Chief, PNP, Biking: Freedom Ride Tungo sa Kalayaan sa Droga, 1st Kontra Droga Film Festival, and others.
Also, scheduled events and culminating activities of the 22nd PCR Month mark the jumpstart of the 116th Police Service Anniversary Celebration to be held on Aug. 8, 2017 wherein President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is expected to attend the annual celebration.
Source: Philippines News Agency