Police Efficiency and Effectiveness

Topics: Crime, Police, Criminology Pages: 31 (6585 words) Published: August 9, 2014

An Undergraduate Research Paper
Presented to:

Mr. Hanibal E. Camua
Division of Social Sciences
University of the Philippines Visayas
Miagao Campus, Iloilo

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements
In Political Science 14
Philippine Politics and Government

John Mark C. Calves
Jonathan V. Magan
Arielle Lois C. Robles

March 2014

Assessment of Organizational Efficiency I Page 1


Crime is as old as mankind itself. Since the biblical crime at the Garden of Eden,

societies have emerged, laws have been created, and prohibitions have been declared but violations of forbiddances have continued. Crime has been with us from the very beginning; it has never ceased to disturb men’s living together. Moreover, it has become a common societal phenomenon, viewed by some as a normal symptom, as if it was a functional component of the organization of human groupings (Schafer, 1976).

Societal transgressions have become a predominant apprehension on the Philippine political culture as well as the system itself. As it can be visibly seen in our present society, population explosion is not only the prevailing concern of the current administration but the increasing number of crimes being documented annually have also inflicted its means of transforming our country into a nasty, vicious, immoral and unlimited adjectives designed to describe our country as such criminal.

While people who cannot coopted can sometimes be coerced, social control is expensive and involves the state in considerable financial and human expenditure. On most occasions, simply the threat of force inherent in the state’s police capabilities can avert the need for wholesale repression. But a colonial has to be cautious in arming a police force; most of them are recruited from a subject population. In the Philippines, the dilemma was resolved in much the same manner as it was in post revolutionary France – by creating overlapping and competing police forces. “There is a safeguard for any regime,” writes Richard Cobb (1970), “in a multiplicity of different, preferably rival, police organizations, for the information supplied with the more varied, and the police themselves, engage in obscure civil wars, will not become all powerful” (Greg Bankoff, 1996).

Assessment of Organizational Efficiency I Page 2

For so many years, criminal cases arise in different facet of our country – starting from the dominating higher class down to the lowest societal level. It was also a still existing problem of the Philippine National Police – to handle and solve these criminal cases and provide a crimeless or a zero percent crime-rated country. The endless issue on the increasing criminal cases has been a factor on motivating and gearing up our PNP to establish and enforce laws and ordinances in order to outcast this topic. The PNP has become the arbitrator of these lapses all over the country. It was brought in every region and was designated into different units and quarters.

To further reflect in this issue, this study will provide a comparison related to the criminal cases recorded by the Leon PNP from 2009 to 2013. The whole notion will be centralized into the analysis of data regarding the number of criminal cases as it would the compared and contrasted with each other on the stated durations. This will also cite the organizational efficiency and effectiveness of the Leon PNP through the result of their actions towards combating the existing criminal cases within the past five-year duration, specifically on their records of annual crimes solution and clearance efficiency.

Statement of the Problem
This study was conducted to find out the comparison in between the existing criminal cases solved and cleared within the Municipality of Leon, Iloilo and the progresses...

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