The promulgation of Republic Act 6975, otherwise known as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Act of 1990
, operationalized and initiated the call for a tangible reform in the country's public safety services particularly for the uniformed bureaus under DILG.
The same Act factually complied with the constitutional mandate for a unified single national police force, which is civilian in character under the administration of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM). Likewise, the same law upgraded the fire and jail services as new and separate bureaus under the DILG stewardship.
The implementation of Republic Act 6975 brought to fore the significance of the establishment of the Philippine Public Safety College. Section 66 of RA 6975 established and constituted the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) as the premier educational institution for the training, human resource development and continuing education of all personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)
The PPSC is one of the bureaus under the DILG. It has a Board of Trustees (BOT) which exercises policy making functions in accordance with general policies, plans and programs on education as may be formulated by higher authorities. The BOT is comprised of the DILG Secretary as chairman, the head of the PNP, BFP and BJMP as members, and the PPSC President as ex-officio member. The creation of the PPSC is particularly significant as it symbolizes the new level of cooperation of the five component agencies in the transformation of the country's public safety services.
Section 66 of RA 6975 , otherwise known as the Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990, established the Philippine Public Safety College System as the " Premier educational institution for training, human resource development and continuing education of all personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)."
PPSC System is the umbrella organization that provides direction, administration and control of the various education and training programs offered by its component agencies, namely: the National Police College (NPC), Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA), Police National Training Institute with its 18 Regional Training Schools, Fire National Training Institute (FNTI), Jail National Training Institute (JNTI), and the National Forensic Science Training Institute (NFSTI).
The Philippine Public Safety College System provides comprehensive education and training for all uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) anchored in the principles of accountability and transparency.
The PPSC System envisions the development of the academic and training programs to provide a culture of honesty, professionalism and responsiveness in the delivery of public safety services.
We pledge to endeavor for the sustainable development of the
education and training of the Philippine National Police (PNP),
the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and the
Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).
We are guided in our work with the core values of honesty,
professionalism and responsiveness; thus, we believe in team spirit,
organizational unity and excellence to achieve public safety objectives
for the benefit of the community, and for the greater good of the
May God bless us all.
The Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) System is
committed to develop a professionalized corps of
public safety personnel who are open and sensitive to
people's needs, imbued with solid moral values and firm
respect for human rights and democratic processes, and
oriented to become "the best and the brightest"