the community is understood to mean as elements that are mobilized and

The community is understood to mean as elements that

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- the community is understood to mean as “ elements that are mobilized and energized to help authorities in effectively addressing the law and order concern of the citizenry.” The responsibilities of the community in relation to Law Enforcement As one of the pillars or component of the Criminal Justice system, the community with its massive membership has vital responsibilities in law enforcement. The citizens can achieve these roles: a. identifying offenders;
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b. giving data about the illegal activities and cohorts of the criminals, and the proliferation of organized crimes and syndicates; c. volunteering as witnesses; d. adopting precautionary and remedial measures to diminish crime. As had been pointed out, crime prevention is not the sole responsibility of the police but is equally the concern of every citizen in order to have a peaceful place to live in.[ Examples of Community participation in the Administration of Criminal Justice in our setting a. They are the following: 1. The growing interest in the rights and welfare of the victim as shown by the government with the cooperation of community leaders. Accordingly, R.A. No. 6981, otherwise known as the “Witness protection and Security Act” was passed and approved on April 24, 1991. This is to encourage the citizenry to participate in the Criminal Justice System by helping the government and The community in dealing with crime and criminals. The Creation of Police-Community Relations R.A. 6975, created this unit in order to implement plans and programs that will promote community and citizens’ participation in the maintenance of peace and order and public safety.[2] It was created to establish harmonious relationship between the police and the citizen. The community involvement in the criminal justice system is necessary to show its problems and encourage action for the solution thereof. It is clear that the police and the citizens need each other to combat and eradicate criminality. HOW CAN POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS BE ACHIEVED? This can be done through: a. Constant dialogues between seminars to acquaint the barangay tanods and the police aides of their duties and responsibilities in the performance of their functions in the community; b. The police must follow the rule of law on dealing with the citizens by performing their duties in a humble and efficient manner and by showing the public goodwill KATARUNGANG PAMBARANGAY (VILLAGE JUSTICE) BRIEF HISTORY OF THE KATARUNGANG PAMBARANGAY PD 1293 – the law “CREATING A KATARUNGANG PAMBARANGAY COMMISSION TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF RESOLVING DISPUTES AT THE BARANGAY LEVEL - promulgated on 27 January 1978 PD 1508 – the law “ESTABLISHING A SYSTEM OF AMICABLY SETTLING DISPUTES AT THE BARANGAY LEVEL RA 7160 – otherwise known as the “LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991 - provides for the REVISED KATARUNGANG PAMBARANGAY LAW - enacted on 10 October 1991 Q & A: 1) What is LUPONG TAGAPAMAYAPA?
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It is a body of men created to settle disputes within the barangay level. It is also referred to as the LUPON.
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