The PNP Internal Affairs Service (IAS) recently celebrated its 19th Founding Anniversary. In its own simple but inimitable way, IAS commemorated the 19th year of its inception with a series of well-organized events during the week of June 18-22 (2018), the festive atmosphere reflecting the Service’s jubilation over the well-deserved universal recognition of its dedicated efforts and significant accomplishments, not the least of which has been winning the Silver Eagle Award in the process of being certified Proficient for the Performance Governance System (PGS). Despite its normal pressing workload, IAS found time to squeeze in a Sportfest (June18-19), Fun Shoot Competition (June 20), and a Command Conference (June 21), capping the week-long festivities with a formal program of activities on June 22. The latter was highlighted by the traditional Eucharistic Celebration in the morning, the arrival of Guest of Honor and Speaker (the Senate President, Senator Vicente “Tito” C. Sotto III, ably represented by his son, Gian Carlo G. Sotto, Councilor, 3rd District of Quezon City) as well as distinguished guest from the PNP (with Deputy Chief for Administration, PDDG Ramon Apolinario representing the Chief, PNP) in the afternoon. Ending the anniversary celebrations on a high note was IAS Fellowship Night, which was punctuated by an inspiring formal Address from the Inspector General, who provided the Guidance and Directions so essential to an Internal Affairs Service finally emerging from the doldrums and now MOVING FORWARD.The Internal Affairs Service of the Philippine National Police (PNP) was created pursuant to Republic Act (RA) 8551 otherwise known as " The PNP Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998".” to serve as “POLICE OF THE POLICE for the Philippine National Police (PNP) by promoting a trustworthy and professional police force through relentless integrity enhancement, proactive inspection and audit, and impartial pursuit of administrative justice.
It was envisioned to be a truly independent and impartial body, manned by God-centered and professional officers. Its mandate is to instill police discipline, enhance the delivery of police service and dispense justice. An effective Internal Affairs Service is intended to aid the evolution of a well-disciplined, effective, efficient and service-oriented Philippine National Police.
From its formal establishment in 1998, the Internal Affairs Service (IAS) of the PNP has evolved into the foremost arm of the police organization in instilling discipline through its ranks and in establishing quality control over its administrative and operational processes. Its determined efforts in investigation are geared towards ferreting out the truth in an impartial and judicious manner. Its conduct of audits on unit and individual performances forges a culture of soundness and excellence especially at the cutting-edge levels of law-enforcement. It maintains its role as a guide to keep personnel and performance in place, albeit, being a “whip” of the commander, when necessary. The IAS thus effectively performs the essential oversight functions which the Chief, PNP and other commanders need in managing this vast organization.
As it adapts to the dynamic environment within and around the PNP, the IAS continues to adapt, learn and evolve.
The Internal Affairs Service (IAS), an integral part but autonomous unit within the Philippine National Police (PNP) was mandated to administer investigation of police misconduct as well as to instill discipline among its men and women. The Service is composed of both Uniformed and Non-Uniformed Personnel. It directly reports to the Chief of the Philippine National Police and submits assessment and evaluation report on the character and behavior of police officers.