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Functions of the PSD:

The Public Safety Division is responsible for the performance of the following functions:

  • Take appropriate staff action on all matters pertaining to public safety and peace and development, disaster response and tourist security and protection;
  • Draft and recommend proposals for strategic planning, monitor, coordinate and supervise the program and activities relative to peace and development, and supervise the program and activities relative to peace and development, disaster response and tourist security and protection of the various units of the PNP;
  • Effectively execute the command policy and directives on public safety and monitor their implementation;
  • Formulate public safety program, plans and policies geared towards promoting community and citizen participation in public safety, disaster response (natural and manmade) and tourist security and protection; Formulate and execute operational plans on natural and manmade disaster incident response in support of the PNP programs and monitor their implementation;
  • Undertake activities that would bring about positive tourist perception in coordination with DOT;
  • Conduct studies and researches for the purpose of assisting national policy makers in developing national plans and program geared towards the promotion of community public safety and security;
  • Conduct of training activities in coordination with DHRDD to enhance the level of operational preparedness and efficiency of the PNP personnel in the conduct of rescue and response operations during emergencies and calamities of the various units of the PNP; and
  • Perform such other task and functions as the Director for Operations may direct.

Organizational Structure of PD.

The PSD is headed by the Chief, LED with the rank of Police Senior Superintendent (PSSUPT). It is composed of three (3) sections, namely: Disaster Monitoring Section, Peace and Development Concern Section, and Tourist Police and Protection Section. It has a total of four PCOs and two PNCOs.

PSD Job Description

Chief, Public Safety Division

  • Formulates guidelines for strategic planning of the Division
  • Take action on all matters pertaining to PNP operational response during disaster/calamities, the tourist safety, road and environmental protection concern;
  • Prepare public/tourist safety, environmental protection and disaster response briefings and special reports as necessary;
  • Formulate policies and directives pertaining to public safety and monitor their implementation;
  • Supervise the incoming and outgoing communications, coordination and logistical requirements of the Division;
  • Provide guidance and supervision to Division personnel; and\Perform other duties as directed by TDO.

Assistant Chief, PSD

  • Act as Chief in the absence of the Division Chief;
  • Coordinate and monitor the conduct of planning, directing, coordinating, and supervising tourist protection program and activities of the various units in the PNP;
  • Assist in taking appropriate staff action on all matters pertaining to public safety and disaster response operations;
  • Helps formulate policies/directives on these matters and monitor their implementation;
  • Assist in the preparation of public safety and disaster management related briefings and special reports as necessary; and
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Chief, DRMS, PSD

  • Responsible for the smooth management and daily affairs/activities of the section;
  • Coordinate on various units in the PNP on their planning and program in the conduct of operational response during emergencies and calamities;
  • Ensures that the above-stated mission/function of the section are effectively covered and efficiently performed;
  • Maintain discipline among the personnel of the section; and
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Chief, PDCS, PSD

  • Responsible for the smooth management and daily affairs/activities of the section;
  • Coordinate on various units in the PNP on the conduct of their planning and peace development program and activities;
  • Formulate public safety program, plans and policies geared towards promoting community and citizen participation in public safety and security;
  • Ensures that the above-stated mission/function of the section are effectively covered and efficiently performed;
  • Maintain discipline among the personnel of the section; and
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Chief, TSPS, PSD

  • Responsible for the smooth management and daily affairs/activities of the section;
  • Coordinate on various units in the PNP on the conduct of their planning and peace development program on tourist safety and protection and monitor their activities;
  • Formulate public safety program, plans and policies geared towards promoting community and citizen participation in tourist safety and protection;
  • Ensures that the above-stated mission/function of the section are effectively covered and efficiently performed;
  • Maintain discipline among the personnel of the section; and
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Chief Clerk, PSD

  • Maintains and operates the message and record filing system of the Division;
  • Assists the Division Chief in the administrative function to ensure the efficiency of the Division; and
  • Assists in the implementation of directives, LOIs.

Action PNCO, PSD

  • Assumes responsibility in the absence of the section chief;
  • Draft communications and operational plans of the section;
  • Assist the section chief in the smooth management of the activities of the section to include the formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies/guidelines/procedure;
  • Perform as action officer on administrative and operational requirements; and
  • Perform other duties as directed.