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BARANGAY PEACEKEEPING

OPERATIONS (BPATS, Sala-am


Police)

BARANGAY PEACEKEEPING
OPERATIONS
Prepared by:
PPSC- CSDD

Barangay Peacekeeping
Operation (BPO)

formerly known as Barangay Intelligence


Network (BIN), is a group of crime volunteers
within the barangays who help the anti-crime
strategy integrated by the Philippine National
Police.

It is for the implementation of the Bayanihan


Barangay Peacekeeping Operation (BPO)
following the Letter of Instruction No.
22/09
from
Philippine
National
Police
Headquarters (PNP NHQ) at Camp Crame.

Concept

is
police-community
partnership
law
enforcement
wherein
stakeholders
are
empowered to share the responsibility of
peacekeeping and order in the community
especially in the barangay level.

The concept shall basically entail PNP members to


lead in the fight against all forms of criminality
issues/concerns
distinct
to
their
area
of
responsibility, to include insurgency problem,
through
active
citizens
involvement
and
community empowerment.

Force Multipliers

The Philippine National Police (PNP)


recognizes the role of the Barangay Tanods,
Bantay
Bayan,
Civilian
Volunteer
Organizations, Barangay Auxiliaries, NonGovernment
Organizations
and
other
Peoples Organization that can be utilized as
Force Multipliers in the fight against
criminality, insurgency and terrorism. These
organizations are also available partners in
the development of the community.

Executive Order No. 546


authorizes the PNP to deputize the
Barangay Tanods as force multiplier in the
implementation of the peace and order plan
subject to the concurrence of the
appropriate Local Chief Executive through
the Local Peace and Order Council (LPOC).
It is along this line that a peacekeeping
concept responsive to the unique criminality
and peace and order condition of the
Philippines has been crafted and adopted.

Role of Barangay Tanod Bantay Bayan


CVOs Barangay Auxiliaries, NGOs
Peoples Organization

Partners in community development - PNP


active role in ISO - BPAT will metamorphose
into an effective neighborhood security and
public safety .

Effort to assimilate the police organization


into the community itself - The community is
the police and the police is the community.

CONCEPT: LOI 22/09 BAYANIHAN (Barangay


Peacekeeping Operations)

BPAT desks shall be established in the City and


Municipal Police Stations or the Municipal Police
Stations or the Police Community Precincts in the
Urban Centers.
Members of the BPAT or organized sectors shall be
selected from among the community members who
are of good moral standing in the society.
The present Police Community Relations Office
(PCR) shall allocate a BPAT Office where the
organization
regularly
holds
meetings.
Consequently, the PCR Officer becomes the BPAT
Officer.

They shall be selected by the elected Barangay


Officials (Chairman or Kagawad) and shall be
endorsed to the Chief of Police concerned for
concurrence. Thereafter, it shall be forwarded
to the office of the mayor for approval.
Membership from the BPATS shall be
terminated on the following grounds;
1. Voluntary resignation
2. Conviction of an offense involving moral
turpitude
3. Inactive status for six (6) months
4. If a member is a nuisance to the
organization or society

Any member of BPAT may be suspended


indefinitely if he/she commits any crime or
offense and properly charged before any
forum. Termination or suspension may be
initiated/recommended (after compliance to
the procedural due process before an
appropriate committee) by the Elected
Barangay Official or Chief of Police to the
office of the Mayor for approval. Termination
or suspension order is immediately
executory.

The BPAT Concept for more advantageous


than the traditional policing or the COPS
because of the following reasons:
a. Broader range of police services to the
public thereby endearing the organization to
the local populace
b. One stop service
c. Decentralized decision making in line with
the commanders Quick Look Program
d. Localized problem solving
e. Enhanced Job Scope and Performance for
BPAT Officers.

Basic Concept of Barangay


Peacekeeping Operations (BPKO)

is through the employment of Barangay


Peacekeeping Action Teams (BPATs). The BPKO
shall be the PNPs catch-all strategy in the
maintenance of peace and order.
The BPATs shall be composed of different sectors in the
community as force multipliers. They shall be under the
supervision and control of the lowest PNP unit in the
locality known as the Police Community Precincts.
The BPATs, as the main actors, shall conduct
community-based activities and information campaign
in support of the PNPs anti-criminality effort, internal
security operation, and disaster management and
control program.

A Barangay Peacekeeping Desk (BPDs) shall also be


established at the City and Municipal Police Stations
(CPS/MPS) and at the PCPs or Kababayan Centers,
where local residents and police officers in the area shall
meet regularly to discuss peace and order problems,
formulate solutions, and discuss other matters of
common interest.
The general concept of Barangay Peacekeeping is to
involve the Barangay Officials, Tanods, CVOs and other
Force multipliers in the task of crime prevention, control
and suppression in partnership with the PNP from the
provincial down to the community precincts level and
the Local Government Executives and Heads of
concerned Agencies. The BPATs shall function for law
enforcement, united front against crime, disaster
management control and activities, and on-the-spot
barangay conflict resolution (support to Barangay
Justice System).

Any case that will require hearing or falls within the


auspices of the Barangay Justice System shall be
referred to it and subsequently reflected in its
logbook. Cases which need police intervention must
be acted upon by the police immediately. The
organizational structure of the police-community
precincts shall facilitate the rendering of direct
assistance and service to the people by line
elements.
Command of line elements shall be as close as
practicable to the people. In rural areas where there
are no PCPs or Kababayan Centers, BPDs shall be at
the Barangay Halls and shall be visited on a regular
basis by designated Police Supervisors and lead the
force multipliers on carrying out their daily duties and
functions as mentioned.

BARANGAY PEACKEEPING OPERATIONS

- Anti- Crime Strategy


- Empower all stakeholders
- Aims to draw strong support and active
participation in the field of intel gathering
- Sound policing germinates in effective
policing
- Ensure the effective prevention control and
suppression of crime and efficient
management of disasters and emergencies

BPO CORE COMPONENTS


Community Partnership - Policing and law
enforcement for the neighborhood -Cooperate and
participate to make the strategy work -Community
involvement in providing information and getting
involved in investigation.
Problem Solving - Method of looking deeper into the
cases of problems. - Treated socially and culturally Every incident must be carefully evaluated and
analyzed on a case to case basis.
Change Management - Fully absorb and adopt the
strategy. - Work together and make necessary
adjustment for the community. - Recognize and
overcome change.

FUNCTIONS OF BARANGAY PEACEKEEPING DESKS


(BPDs)

Coordinate and mobilize Barangay Tanods and other


Force Multipliers to augment the PNP personnel in the
aspect of barangay peacekeeping operations.
Act as liaison between the police and barangay officials
in their respective barangays.
Analyze, conduct studies and make recommendations on
how to undertake barangay peacekeeping operations in
their locality.
Coordinate the training of barangay tanods to enhance
their knowledge and operational skills.
Serve as the barangay complaint and public assistance
center at their respective levels.

BARANGAY PEACEKEEPING
ACTION TEAMS (BPATs)
Main operators of Barangay Peacekeeping
-Primary force multipliers
OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Office Basic Office Equipment
Rogues Gallery
Daily Journal
Mobility Uniform and
Identification Peacekeeping Gadgets

DAILY ACTIVITIES OF BPATs


1.
2.
3.
4.

5.

6.
7.
8.
9.

10.

Roll Call Training


Maintenance of Uniform and Individual Equipment
Keeping of a Case Notebook and Journal
Establishment of Close Working Relationship with
Residents
Identifying Crime-prone Areas and Problem
Personalities
Reporting Actions Taken Responding to Crime
Lateral Coordination with Technical People Record
Check of Suspects Arrest of Suspects
Case Documentation Appearance as Prosecution
Witness
Establishment of communication link with Police

BUDGET/FUNDING
1. The Police Auxillary Funds can be used as
remuneration of the BPAT operatives.
2. The intelligence and Peace and Order
funds of the LGUs thru the POCs can be a
source of operational funds.
3. Other sources.

Formation and Operationalization of


the BPAT
shall be guided by the following
principles and guidelines:
1) Awareness Phase
2) Organization and Training Phase
3) Mobilization Phase
4) Assessment/Evaluation Phase

ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONALIZATION OF


(BPAT)

Pursuant to the authority of the National


Peace and Order Council and the Philippine
National Police, the Barangay Peacekeeping
Action Team ( BPAT) is hereby created as
the primary operators to conduct
community Oriented Policing and Public
Safety System.
The BPAT will be composed of PNP
supervisor, Barangay Chairman, Ex-O,
Barangay Tanod (sectoral representatives,
police auxiliaries).

MISSION

To conduct peacekeeping activities in


association with the various sectors of the
community and ensure their continuous
support towards the maintenance of peace
and order and safety in the community.

VISION

A peaceful and orderly community is


organize and responsive to the safety and
security needs of its citizens in
cooperation with the local police.

FUNCTIONS
Organize and mobilize various sectors of the
community is support of the maintenance of
peace and order and safety.
Conduct crisis management, disaster
mitigation, search, rescue, and relief
operations within the community.
Strengthen and support the Barangay Justice
system ( Lupang Tagapamayapa).
Conduct crime prevention and deterrence
measures to protect the vulnerable sectors of
the community.

Approach

Barangay Peacekeeping Operation (BPO) as an


added features of the PNP Medium Term
Development Plan (MTDP) launched on October
2002, the PNP PCR Masterplan and its two
components Sambayan and Santinig, have
gone a long way in so far as furthering the
Community Oriented Policing System doctrine is
concerned.
Much has been accomplished in bringing the
police closer to the people, forging partnerships
which have successfully addressed peace and
order concerns.

With the BPO and the BPAT, security and safety


services traditionally dispensed by the PNP will
be enhanced by the grassroots approach.
Law enforcement activities such as Ronda
from one place to another should have the
involvement of community members.
Community peacekeeping activity through this
is believed to be more effective considering the
direct support and participation from the
community members, specifically in monitoring
and reporting purposes. This activity starts
from the police community precint where the
police personnel directly involved in patrolling
are supposed to get instruction/briefing from
his/her direct superior.

Organizing the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams (BPATs)

a. Organizing the BPATs


The Barangay Peacekeeping Action teams are
organized to serve as the main operators of Barangay
Peacekeeping in their respective localities. They shall
serve as the primary force multipliers of the police in
controlling, suppressing and preventing crime and
criminality at the Barangay level.
b. The Administrative work
Functional Desk Duty
Complaints Desk Officer Duty
Standing and Watch, and Patrol Duty

Components of BPATs

1.
2.

3.
4.
5.

Law Enforcement
Community Organization/United Front
Against Crime
Disaster Mitigation, Relief & Control
Environmental Protection
Barangay Justice System/Conflict
Resolution

Foreign Nationals and Cultural


Minorities Special Concerns
SALAAM Police Center and Counter
Radicalization
Another important aspects in the PNPs PCR
plan is to oversee foreign nationals and
cultural minorities concerns, especially in
the aspect of safety and security. This is the
main reason for the creation of Salaam
Police Center and Counter Radicalization.

Foreign Nationals Special Policing


Concerns

1. Permanent Resident Aliens Accounting


2. Linkages with concerned foreign embassies
for better coordination and administration
of law enforcement services.
3. Language and Culture

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