As the training arm of the Philippine National Police, the Directorate for Human Resource and Doctrine Development is tasked to help every PNP personnel to pursue a very respectable career. But before its activation, training and education in PC/INP underwent a number of transitional phases in terms of its functions and responsibilities, and command turnovers. But the most important factor which had the greatest effect on training and education is the enactment of Republic Act 6975, to which DHRDD came to be.
THE “KHAKI DAYS”
Prior the creation of DHRDD, Training and Operations of HPC/INP was under C3. After its deactivation pursuant to General Orders 10 dated April 1, 1988, OC8, which was patterned after GHQJ8 of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, assumed supervision, direction and control of matters pertaining to training and education of PC/INP. On December 13, 1990, then President Fidel V. Ramos signed into law Republic Act 6975 otherwise known as “An Act Establishing the Philippine National Police under a Reorganized Department of the Interior and Local Government, and for other Purposes”. Based on that Republic Act, Resolution 92-36 revised the organizational structure of the Philippine National Police and provided policies and guidelines in its implementation. The creation of the 10 Directorates in the National Headquarters was enacted; thus, the Directorate for Human Resource and Doctrine Development, more popularly known as DHRDD.
THE BIRTH OF THE DIRECTORATE
On October 12, 1993, letter of then Chief PNP Umberto A. Rodriguez designated Gen. Honesto P. Bumanglag to head DHRDD, which was immediately approved by the President of the Republic the following day. DHRDD was formally activated on November 1, 1993, followed by the activation of its HRDD regional offices. Upon its activation, it assumed the existing organizational structure, functions and acquired the human resources and manpower, and equipment of the Training Division of the Directorate for Operations, which, in turn, ensured the smooth turnover of its assets to DHRDD.
ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE
DHRDD IS PRIMARILY COMPOSED OF THREE (3) DIVISIONS:
- The Individual Training Program Division (ITPD) – further divided into 3 sections, namely: Foreign Training Section (FTS) which caters to training programs offered to PNP personnel by foreign counterparts and stakeholders, including foreign-sponsored in-country training programs; Local Training Section (LTS) caters to all mandatory courses for PNP personnel for career development, and facilitates those programs sponsored by other PNP units, other government offices and private entities; Training and Education Information System (TEIS) which was mandated to provide an information database for all the training programs which a PNP personnel has undergone.
- The Unit Training Program Division (UTPD) – whose sections are as follows: In-Service Training Section (ISTS) which formulates training curriculum to enhance unit capability; Gender and Development/Moral Enrichment Program (GAD/MEP), whose primary function is to formulate programs of instructions for the conduct of GAD and moral recovery seminars; Physical Fitness and Sports Development Section (PFSDS) supervises the conduct of Physical Fitness Test semi-annually and formulates physical fitness and sports development program of the PNP.
- The General Doctrine Development Division (GDDD) – has two sections: Administrative Doctrine Section which formulates, develops and reviews administrative doctrines and manual of the PNP; Operational Doctrine Section which formulates, develops and reviews operational doctrines and manual of the PNP.