Chief of the Philippine National Police
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|Chief of the|
Philippine National Police
Pambansang Pulisya ng Pilipinas
Flag of the PNP Chief
|Philippine National Police|
|Member of||National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM)|
|Seat||Camp Crame, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Nominator||National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM)|
|Appointer||President of the Philippines|
|Term length||Four years|
unless extended by the President in times of war or other national emergency declared by Congress
|Constituting instrument||Republic Act No. 6975|
|Formation||March 31, 1991|
|First holder||Cesar P. Nazareno|
|Unofficial names||Director General / Police General (after the prerequisite rank)|
|Deputy||Deputy Chief for Administration |
Deputy Chief for Operations
|Salary||₱121,143 monthly basic pay (2018)|
The Chief of the Philippine National Police (Filipino: Hepe ng Pambansang Pulisya ng Pilipinas) is the head of the Philippines' national police body, the Philippine National Police (PNP). The position is invariably held by a Police General, a four star general police officer.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990 (Republic Act No. 6975), the law establishing the Philippine National Police, states that the President shall appoint the Philippine National Police Chief from among a list prepared by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) of "the most senior and qualified officers in the service" given that the prospect appointee has not yet retired or within six months from their compulsory retirement age. The lowest rank of a qualified appointee shall be the rank of chief superintendent. The appointment of the PNP chief by the President requires confirmation from the Commission on Appointments.
Powers and functions
- Command and direction of the PNP; the power to direct and control tactical as well as strategic movements, deployment, placement, utilization of the PNP or any of its units and personnel, including its equipment, facilities and other resources. Such command and direction of the Chief of the PNP may be delegated to subordinate officials with the respect to the units under their respective commands, in accordance with the rules and regulation prescribed by the Commission.
- Power to issue detailed implementing policies and instructions regarding personnel, funds, properties, records, correspondence and such other matters as may be necessary to effective carry out the functions, powers and duties of the Bureau.
Under Republic Act No. 6975, the term of office of PNP Chief cannot exceed four years. An exception can be made by the President to extend the PNP chief's term "in times of war or other national emergency declared by Congress".
The PNP Chief is assisted by two Deputy Chiefs; one for operations and another dedicated to administration.
|1||Cesar P. Nazareno||March 31, 1991 – August 28, 1992|
|2||Raul S. Imperial||August 28, 1992 – May 6, 1993|
|3||Umberto A. Rodriguez||May 6, 1993 – July 8, 1994|
|4||Recaredo A. Sarmiento II||July 8, 1994 – December 15, 1997|
|5||Santiago L. Alino||December 15, 1997 – July 1998|
|6||Roberto T. Lastimoso||July 1998 – June 1999|
|–||Edmundo L. Larroza (OIC)||June 1999 – November 16, 1999|
|7||Panfilo Lacson||November 16, 1999 – January 20, 2001|
|8||Leandro Mendoza||March 16, 2001** - March 17, 2002|
|9||Hermogenes Ebdane||March 17, 2002 – August 23, 2004|
|10||Edgar B. Aglipay||August 23, 2004 – March 14, 2005|
|11||Arturo Lomibao||March 14, 2005 – July 5, 2006|
|12||Oscar C. Calderon||July 5, 2006 – October 1, 2007|
|13||Avelino I. Razon Jr.||October 1, 2007 – September 27, 2008|
|14||Jesus A. Verzosa||September 27, 2008 – September 14, 2010|
|15||Raul Bacalzo||September 14, 2010 – September 9, 2011|
|16||Nicanor A. Bartolome||September 9, 2011 – December 17, 2012|
|17||Alan Purisima||December 17, 2012 – February 5, 2015|
|–||Leonardo A. Espina (OIC)||February 5, 2015 – July 16, 2015|
|18||Ricardo C. Marquez||July 16, 2015 – June 30, 2016|
|19||Ronald dela Rosa||July 1, 2016 – April 19, 2018|
|20||Oscar Albayalde||April 19, 2018 – October 14, 2019|
|21||Archie Gamboa||October 14, 2019 – January 20, 2020 (OIC)|
January 20, 2020 – incumbent
- Macapagal, Maan. "Police officers to receive pay hike this month". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- "Duterte, may ibinilin kay Albayalde sa pag-upo sa PNP". ABS-CBN News (in Filipino). 19 April 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
Itinalaga bilang ika-22 hepe ng pambansang pulisya si Police Director General Oscar Albayalde na dating pinuno ng National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).
- "Philippine National Police Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998". The LawPhil Project. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- "Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- Ranada, Pia (21 February 2019). "From SPO1 to sergeant: New law gives military rank names to police". Rappler. Retrieved 21 February 2019.