Program Implementation of Community-Oriented Policing
Rhena Fe P. Tondo1, Lessel R. Franco2, Hasna T. Gumandol3, Mark E. Patalinghug4
J.H. Cerilles State College-Dumingag Campus Caridad,Dumingag,
Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines
As the philosophy of policing shifts from a traditional to a community-based approach, its implementation needs to be assessed. The study determined the program implementation of community-oriented policing in the town of Dumingag Zamboanga del Sur and its effectiveness in crime reduction from 2014 to 2018. The study employed a descriptive-survey method with the questionnaire-checklist as the main instrument used in gathering the data and information. The survey questionnaire underwent an evaluation process by field expert and tested using Cronbach’s alpha. Weighted Arithmetic Mean, Percentage and ANOVA were the statistical tools used in the data analyses. The participants were PNP, residents, and Barangay Officials of Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur. The results showed that PNP and Barangay officials perceived that the extent of communityoriented policing in Dumingag was implemented without lapses. However, residents rated that the implementation has minimal lapses. The study also revealed that there was a reduction of crimes committed for the past five years of the implementation. The result shows a significant difference among the perceived extent of implementation of the three groups of respondents.
Keywords: Criminal Justice, Community-oriented Policing, Program for Crime Reduction, Implementation of Policing, Quantitative, Philippines