Police Community Relations in the Municipality of Naguilian, La Union
Keywords:Police community relations, public relation, Performance of police community
Police-community relations encompass the spectrum of interactions and attitudes exhibited between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. The quality of these relations varies from positive to negative and can significantly impact community well-being. Poor relations can lead to distrust, cynicism, and even fear, while positive relations facilitate trust-building and effective communication. The concept of police-community relations encompasses a broader support framework that includes public relations, community service, and citizen participation.
This study focuses on evaluating the level of performance of police-community relations within Naguilian, La Union. Specifically, the study aims to assess the performance level, satisfaction level, and the gravity of challenges faced within police-community relations in this municipality.
The research employed a quantitative approach, utilizing a descriptive survey design. The research instruments, questionnaires, were structured based on data provided by the local police force. Weighted mean analysis was employed to measure the performance, satisfaction, and seriousness of encountered challenges related to police-community relations.
Results and Conclusions
Results indicate excellent police performance in implementing community relations programs, aiding in crime prevention and civic awareness. Residents express high satisfaction with these programs, displaying cooperation and support. While challenges exist, they do not significantly impede the resident-police partnership. The study's findings underscore the exceptional performance of the PNP personnel in executing Police Community Relations Programs in Naguilian, La Union. This effective implementation contributes to crime prevention and heightens civic awareness among the local barangay residents.
Furthermore, residents demonstrate substantial satisfaction with these police-community relations programs, displaying a willingness to collaborate and support crime prevention and civic awareness initiatives. While specific challenges exist in implementing Police Community Relations in Naguilian, La Union, these issues must be deemed severe enough to impede the collaborative partnership between residents and the police force. It is recommended that barangay officials and the PNP enhance their partnership to sustain community peace, preventing potential miscommunications and fostering an atmosphere of understanding. The study underscores the significance of solid police-community relations in fostering a safer and more engaged community. A shared commitment to maintaining community well-being can be upheld through effective partnership and collaboration.