Pamuspusan orders disposal of faded police uniforms

Police Major Ritchie Gohee, chief of Supply section of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo), checks some faded uniforms during an inspection at Nocppo headquarters in Bacolod City Friday. (Photo courtesy of Nocppo)

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, director of Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 has directed all heads of city and provincial offices in the region to dispose the faded and worn-out uniforms of their personnel.

Pamuspusan issued the order to ensure discipline in the police organization.

In a media interview during his visit at the Regional Training Center here yesterday, Pamuspusan said Police Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa, officer-in-charge of the Philippine National Police (PNP), emphasized the importance of discipline during their recent command conference.

Pangit makita na madudumi at kupas na ang mga uniporme na sinusuot ng mga pulis,” Pamuspusan said.

He ordered the city and provincial police directors to confiscate the faded police uniforms of their personnel. A ceremonial disposal of those uniforms will follow.

“Those uniforms will be shredded and buried,” he said.

He said there will be no burning of those uniforms because it is not part of the procedure.

He said that all police officers are given P14,000 each to buy new sets of uniforms every three years.

That’s why there’s no reason for them not to change their old uniforms, he added.

The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) conducted an inspection at the headquarters here yesterday to check the uniforms and overall appearance of the personnel.

Some faded uniforms of the personnel were also confiscated and will be included in the ceremonial disposal next week.



Meanwhile, Pamuspusan also reminded policemen to be physically fit, after he called out a policeman for being unfit during his visit at the Nocppo headquarters earlier this week.

He said he instructed all police chiefs to get the body mass index (BMI) of all their personnel to monitor their physical and health conditions.

“We will have a regular inspection to check their improvement. I believe they should be part of this program. Hindi puwedeng hayaan na lang na magsitabaan, and may kalakihan sila kasi pag hindi physically fit, hindi nila magagampanan ang role nila,” he said.

For his part, Police Colonel Romeo Baleros, Nocppo director, reiterated Pamuspusan’s order and instructed his personnel to exercise daily or they will be sanctioned until they can achieve the normal BMI.

“Instilling discipline among our ranks is not only focused on improving the image of the PNP, but likewise geared towards the improvement of police service,” he said.