The PNP Chaplain Service was established through NAPOLCOM Resolution Number 92-20 dated 23 July 1992 creating a non-military Chaplain Service in the PNP to provide pastoral and religious services, spiritual guidance and counseling to the PNP Personnel and their dependents regardless of religious affiliation.
Through LOI 17/10 – SUGO (Spiritual Upliftment and Growth of the Organization) and CMC 03-2013 – Paggabay (CHS Pastoral and Family Counseling Initiatives) signed by the Chief PNP, PDG ALAN LM PURISIMA, the PNP Chaplain Service is the adviser of the Chief PNP on all moral and spiritual activities of the organization. It is tasked to transform from within all PNP personnel with sound moral and spiritual foundation which is a necessary requisite for the PNP to attain a highly capable, effective and credible police service which is the goal of the PNP PATROL PLAN 2030 (Peace and Order Agenda for Transformation and Upholding of the Rule of Law)
It is also mandated to provide counseling to PNP personnel particularly those with family and administrative related problems. The office is also tasked by the Integrity Committee of the National Advisory Group for Police Transformation and Development to be part of the program that will provide the necessary moral, ethical and professional values to address issues of PNP personnel involved in nefarious activities.
The PNP Chaplain Service is the key for the PNP to realize genuine transformation.
The Three Stars - The three stars represents the three major islands of the Philippines, which is the coverage of Chaplain Service.
The Christian Flag - This flag symbolizes Christian beliefs and traditions. It represents all the Christian denominations to which PNP personnel belong.
The Islamic Flag - This flag stands for Islamic beliefs and traditions and recognizes Islam as major religion to which PNP personnel belong.
The Dove - The dove denotes hope and peace, which the message that the Chaplain Service brings.
The Green Leaves - The green leaves signify progress for the 17 Police Regional Offices.
CHS - This is the acronym for the PNP Chaplain Service
Imploring the aid of the Almighty, the PNP Chaplain Service shall be a highly capable, effective and credible office working in partnership with faith-based groups towards the moral and spiritual transformation of PNP personnel into God-centered, service-oriented and family-based public servants.
The Chaplain Service shall provide pastoral, religious, spiritual guidance, and counseling services to PNP personnel and their dependents, regardless of their religious affiliations.
The CHS is tasked to implement: a) worship and religious services; b) religious, moral and values education programs; c) pastoral services; d) guidance and counselling programs; and e) accreditation for civic and faith-based groups which desire to partner with it under LOI 17/10 SUGO.
CHS continues to implement three major flagship programs of this office which are significant and integral part of the PNP-CHS P.A.T.R.O.L Plan 2030, to wit:
- LOI 17/10 “SUGO” (Spiritual Upliftment and Growth of the Organization);
- CMC 03-13 “Paggabay” (CHS Pastoral and Family Counseling Initiatives);
- CMC 55 – 2017 USAP (Ugnayan ng Simbahan at Pulisya)
- To establish rapport between the PNP and the Faith-based leaders such as Bishops, Parish Priests, Pastors and Imams assigned in their respective areas of responsibility to build trust and confidence among the religious leaders and law enforcers
- To give meaning in the lives of every PNP personnel by encouraging them to be God-Centered, Service-Oriented and Family-Based through dialogues, counseling, values formation activities and pastoral care and formation with the help of the Faith-Based groups
- To engage our PNP personnel in peace-building vis-à-vis various religious sectors such as Catholic, Evangelical and Islamic groups;
- To discourage radicalization and promote interfaith dialogue with PNP personnel with the support of interfaith groups;
- To provide and recommend proper intervention and counseling to PNP personnel involved in illegal drugs operation;
- To provide moral and spiritual guidance to PNP personnel and their dependents; and
- To facilitate partnership among the PNP, religious groups, local government, NGOs and organizations involved in interfaith dialogue, peace-building, trauma and family counseling groups, psycho-social and psycho-spiritual groups, pastoral counseling groups and other institutions in accordance with LOI SUGO and CMC PAGGABAY