Camp Sgt Quintin M Merecido, Davao City- Police Regional Office 11 presented today the Forty Eight squads (48) composed of all Regional Headquarters Personnel under “Squad Concept” of the PNP dubbed as “Brother’s Keepers” as it is now being implemented in the region.
This program which is under the Revitalized Internal Cleansing Program aims to address problems encountered by personnel when it comes to their moral and spiritual recovery. It also gears to weed out defiant member of the PNP citing this concept where squad is considered the smallest unit in every formation.
All lower units are also advised to form their respective squadding concept.
Under the squadding concept, in a group of 10 led by a Squad Supervisor (Unit Chief) and its squad leader (preferably Chief Clerks of every office or most senior in rank), they are accountable at all times to the behavior and activities of his colleagues within his jurisdiction.
In a message of the Regional Director, PBGen Marcelo C Morales that was delivered by DRDA, PCol Domingo S Cabillan during the Flag raising ceremony, he emphasized that this will address immediately issues and concerns affecting the command and its personnel; including their personal problems.
“Kung may kinakaharap silang problema, the squad leader may advise, may offer or lend hand, together with other squad members para matulungan. Kumbaga, brother’s keepers. Responsibilidad nyo ang bawat isa, ” he said.
He added, “Ito yung preventive stage pa. With this concept, we will be able to caution and guide our personnel to right and narrow path of public service and least likely that they will become a problem in the future. ”
In every squad there is also an assigned Life Coach ( Pastor) who is designated to lead the squad on spiritual aspect who is not in uniform who will remind them constantly on values formation and family matter.
DRDA, PCol Cabillan also added that with the proper implementation of this method we will rid the scalawags and rogue cops in the organization and further inspire others to be role models.