MANILA, Philippines - The 12th National Convention of the Association of Chiefs of Police of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPPI), on December 5, 2010, at the Historic Landmark Manila Hotel will gather police officials, and members of the police force from various regions of the country to renew their ties and exchange views and opinions on updates and breakthroughs in law enforcement.
With the theme, ''Serbisyong Tapat and Katapat Tungo sa Pagbabago (Dedicated Service toward Meaningful Change),'' the convention is seeking to remind police forces nationwide of the imperative of an honest, effective, orderly, and peaceful service, communities look up to them for protection and security.
The ACPPI holds this convention every year to review its accomplishments as well as chart future programs of action. The members will share experiences and give feedback that will guide them in the implementation of new policies and projects.
The police force in the country is a big, complex organization, and it is part of the job of ACPPI to look after the members' wellbeing and work for their benefits and protection under the law. Nationwide, there are at present a total of 1,741 police stations, and 127,234 policemen and women. An average of 3,000 new members enter the police force every year.
We congratulate the Association of Chiefs of Police of the Philippines, Inc., headed by its Chairman Chief Guillermo T. Domondon, Officers and Members, on the occasion of their 12th National Convention. We wish them all the best and success in all their endeavors.
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