A. Commission Proper
The NAPOLCOM as a collegial body is composed of an ex-officio Chairperson, four (4) regular Commissioners, and the Chief, PNP as ex-officio member, one of whom is appointed by the President as the Vice-Chairperson. The DILG Secretary is the ex-officio Chairperson, while the Vice-Chairperson serves as the Executive Officer of the Commission.
The ex-officio Chairperson and four (4) Commissioners constitute the Commission Proper which serves as the governing body thereof.
B. Staff Services
The Staff Services of the Commission are as follows:
Planning and Research Service (PRS) provides technical services to the Commission in areas of overall policy formulation, strategic and operational planning, management systems or procedures, evaluation and monitoring of the Commission’s programs, projects and internal operations; and conducts thorough research and analysis on social and economic condition affecting peace and order in the country.
Legal Affairs Service (LAS) provides the Commission with efficient and effective service as legal counsel of the Commission; draft or studies contracts affecting the Commission and submit appropriate recommendations pertaining thereto; and render legal opinions arising from the administration and operation of the Philippine National Police and the Commission.
Crime Prevention and Coordination Service (CPCS) undertakes criminological researches and studies; formulates a national crime prevention plan; develop a crime prevention and information program; and provide editorial direction for all criminology research and crime prevention publications.
Personnel and Administrative Service (PAS) performs personnel functions for the Commission; administers the entrance and promotional examinations for policemen, provides the necessary services relating to records, correspondence, supplies, property and equipment, security and general services, and the maintenance and utilization of facilities; provides services relating to manpower, career planning and development, personnel transactions and employee welfare.
Inspection, Monitoring and Investigation Service (IMIS) conducts continuous inspection and management audit of personnel, facilities and operations at all levels of command of the PNP; monitors the implementation of the Commission’s programs and projects relative to law enforcement; and monitors and investigates police anomalies and irregularities.
Installations and Logistics Service (ILS) reviews the Commission’s plans and programs and formulates policies and procedures regarding acquisition, inventory, control, distribution, maintenance and disposal of supplies and oversees the implementation of programs on transportation facilities and installations and the procurement and maintenance of supplies and equipment.
Financial Service (FS) provides the Commission with staff advice and assistance on budgetary and financial matters, including the overseeing of the processing and disbursement of funds pertaining to the scholarship program and surviving children of deceased and/or permanently incapacitated PNP personnel.
C. Disciplinary Appellate Board
The Commission has a formal administrative disciplinary appellate machinery consisting of the National Appellate Board (NAB), and the Regional Appellate Boards (RABs). The following are the specific functions of the Appellate Boards:
National Appellate Board decides cases on appeal from decisions rendered by the Director General of the Philippine National Police (PNP), where the penalty imposed is demotion in rank or dismissal from service.
Regional Appellate Boards:
- Decide/resolve all cases on appeal from decisions of the PLEBs and PNP Regional Directors where the penalty is forced resignation, demotion in rank or dismissal, and those of the Mayors in cases falling within their respective jurisdictions.
- Decide appeals from decisions of the Regional Directors on claims for police benefits.
D. Regional Offices
Taking heed of the government’s call towards the decentralization and devolution of powers and authority from the national to the local level with the end in view of improving service delivery to the people, NAPOLCOM established seventeen (17) Regional Offices (ROs) strategically located in the different regional divisions of the country.
These offices implement the policies and programs of NAPOLCOM in their respective regions and likewise perform the functions of investigation and adjudication of death and permanent and temporary disability benefit claims, and scholarship grants, subject to standards set by the Commission.
The ROs, thru the office of the legal counsels, act as legal consultants of the PLEBs and provide, whenever necessary, legal services, assistance and advice to the PLEBs in hearing and deciding cases against officers and members of the PNP, especially those involving difficult questions of the law.