February 29, 2024

PRO3 gears toward ISO certification

By Justine Rich Talusan

Central Luzon police commander Brig. Gen. Cesar Pasiwen yesterday said the Police Regional Office 3 is moving closer to being ISO certified by the International Organization for Standardization.

The official said with the certification, the PRO3 will be able to more efficiently and effectively render police services to the public.

Regional Plans Division chief Col. Ricardo Pangan said teams from the Development Academy of the Philippines and Directorate for Plans ISO 9001:2015 finished their three-day onsite readiness assessment of the PRO3.

Pangan said  that after the onsite assessment, the third-party audit will follow for the recommendation of the PRO3 to the International Organization for Standardization and be declared as ISO 9001:2015 compliant.

“The audit team will determine the quality management system here at PRO3 and its processes, which are being implemented in, and by the various sections and attached units to be conforming with international standards. We have reviewed, assessed, improved and updated our management system, procedures and processes to meet the minimum but stringent requirements of international standards,” Pangan added.

Pasiwen  thanked  the men and women of the PRO3 for their commitment and continued hardwork to make PRO3 ISO-certified.

“We are hopeful that PRO3 will be among the pilot police regional offices to be ISO certified,” Pasiwen said.