THE OUTSTANDING POLICEMEN OF THE PHILIPPINES

Brief History and Project information: 

    The search  for THE OUTSTANDING POLICEMEN of the PHILIPPINES (TOPP) is an award established by the Philippine Jaycees in 1967.  It was under the direction of Eduardo Torres who was then the first chairman of the JC Police Recognition Committee that the TOPP was successfully implemented. Through the support of various  sponsors and the national government. The TOPP seeks to give recognition to exceptional and outstanding achievements of the men and women in the Philippine National Police (PNP), as a means of motivating them to perform their duties conscientiously and efficiently. 

General Objectives :  

        The TOPP envisions to give recognition to the policemen in the Philippines whose extra ordinary acts or achievements in line and beyond the call of duty under any or all of the following categories;

    -  the act or achievement is of considerable importance and value to the community to the PNP and to our country.

      - the act or achievement has earned the respect and accolade of the citizens for the law and the PNP to which he belongs

     - the act or achievement has significantly contributed to the maintenance of peace and order in the community

      In summary the award main aim is to help maintain the high standard of excellence and service of our Filipino Policemen.  To provide the needed morale booster to our policemen by giving recognition to their exceptional and outstanding achievements and to improve  the image of the Philippine Police Force as efficient public servants in order to regain full trust  and confidence of the public. 

Specifics: 

·To aggressively promote the project on a nationwide scale.

·To invite and receive at least 1000 qualified nominees.

·To provide additional sponsorship and ample project funding.

·To conduct a fair, thorough and quality screening of awardees thereby ensuring the   integrity of the search.

·To successfully conduct the TOPP ceremonies in all aspects to highlight it’s significant and relevance and to draw public support. 

·To procure the needed materials and prepare them on schedule. 

 BENEFICIARY:    All PNP Personnel & Family 

 SEARCH GUIDELINES: 

                 The search is open to all full time PNP personnel with at least five (5) years of active service whether they are from the stations, operational, administrative support  units, technical services, directorial staff, command group and other PNP Task Forces and special units. Previous winners are not eligible to join.  The awardees are chosen on the basis of career recognition, educational background, community involvement, personal character, and professional competence taken during the past five (5) years. Out of the ten (10) awards at stake, two (2) police commissioned officers will be selected nationwide and  Eight (8) Non-commissioned Police Officers from the following areas:  Two (2) for Luzon, Two (2) for  Visayas, Two (2) for Mindanao, Two (2) for the National Capital Region / National Headquarter.  

This means that PNCOs in the Visayas will only compete with the PNCOs in the Visayas, etc.  

Commissioned officers qualified to join are those with ranking from Inspector to Superintendent and Non-Commissioned Officers qualified to join are those with ranking from P01 to P04.   

There is NO NEED for voluminous documents and folders.  Only the  accomplished nomination form shall be submitted to the  TOPP Secretariat with the proper endorsement and signature from the Nominator (LGUs, NGOs, Civic Organizations, Individuals, etc…) and signature of Regional or Provincial Director / Direct Superior or Equivalent Commander. 

Jaycees are only allowed to verify records, accomplishments and requirements attached/written in the Nomination Forms. The Jaycees are encouraged to promote, disseminate the information to other organizations and individuals, so as to maximize the opportunity of all deserving policemen to be included in this year’s Search. 

Jaycees are not allowed to nominate, but they may guide the applicants or nominees in the submission of nomination forms to the Secretariat.

PRIZES/AWARDS :

    The ten (10) winners will receive a cash prize and the official TOPP trophy pin and valuable prizes.

PROPONENT/S :

  • Junior Chamber International Philippines

  • Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines

  • Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)

  • Philippine National Police (PNP)

  • National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM)

  • Sponsoring Agency/s

Criteria 

Ø       I. The Search is open to all full time PNP personnel with at least five (5) years of active service whether they are from the stations, operational, administrative support units, technical services. Directorial Staff, Command group, and other PNP Task Forces and special units.

 

Ø       II. Commissioned officers qualified to join are those ranking from Inspector to Superintendent and Non- Commissioned Officers qualified to join are those with ranking from PO1 to PO4.

 

Ø       There is NO NEED for voluminous documents and folders. Accomplished nomination form shall be submitted to the TOPP Secretariat with the proper endorsements:

 

·         Nominator’s Signature

·         Local Jaycee Chapter Presidents signature or ANY member of the National Board

·         Signature of Regional or Provincial Director.

 

Ø       III. Previous Winners are no longer eligible to join. Non Winner Finalist may still join the search.

 

Ø       The awardees are chosen on the basis of career recognition, educational background, community involvement, personnel character, and professional competence taken during the past five (5) years.

 

Ø       Out of ten (10) awards at stake, TWO (2) police commissioned officers will be selected nationwide and EIGHT (8) Non- Commissioned Police Officers from the following areas:

 

* Two (2) for Luzon                                                             * Two (2) for Visayas

 

* Two (2) for Mindanao                                                      * Two (2) for the National

                                                                                                Capital Region (NCR) /NHQ

 

Ø       This means that PNCOs in the Visayas will only compete with the PNCOs in the Visayas, etc.

 

B. Submit the above mentioned nomination form together with the required attachments such as Individual Resume, IAS (Police Clearance), One page endorsement from the community, i.e. Mayor, Parish Priest, reputable NGO (first phase).

 

Ø       Those who are qualified shall be informed by the TOPP Secretariat to submit supporting documents (2nd phase) and the semi-finalist will be directed to report for interview for final judging (3rd phase). 

Ø       All ten (10) winners will receive a cash prize and the official TOPP trophy and pin. 

Ø       Semi Finalist will be Judge by esteem members for society coming from media, business, government, Non –profit organizations, and clergy. 

Ø       Semi Finalist will be subject to rigorous background check with the following agencies:

 

* The National Bureau of Investigation                   * People’s Law Enforcement Board

* The Internal Affairs                                                  * CIDG

* Commission on Human Rights                               *National police Commission

* Surprise Drug Test

ABOUT THE AWARD

 The Outstanding Policemen of the Philippines (TOPP) Award serves to recognize excellence and outstanding quality of service throughout a career as law enforcement agents by the deserving men and women of the Philippine National Police Force. Established by the Philippine Jaycees, Inc. in 1967, TOPP has since become an institution that has recognized more than 300 outstanding policemen who have risen above the call of duty and made a mark of themselves in the Philippine Police Force. The objective of TOPP is to award personnel for having consistently shown integrity, a sense of community service, and dedication to their duty of upholding the law during the entire length of their service as members of the Philippine National Police. 

WHO ARE QUALIFIED? 

1. The Award is open to all full-time law enforcement personnel serving under the Philippine national Police Force, who have been actively rendering service for at least (5 years.) 

2. Previous winners are not eligible to join. Finalists who have not won the award in the past years are still eligible to enter. 

3. As the search shall be group into two (2) categories based on enlistment (Commissioned Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers), the Award Search shall be open to all Non-Commissioned Police Officers from PO1 to PO4 and all Commissioned Police Officers from Inspector to Superintendent. 

NOMINATION FORMS 

Nomination forms are available at all police precincts, the Philippine National Police Headquarters, the Department of Interior and Local Government main office and all its field officers and at all Jaycee Chapters nationwide. 

PRIZES 

Each awardee shall receive a cash prize to be announced later and a plaque of recognition. In addition, the awardees shall be feted with an audience with the Philippine President in Malacañang Palace during the recognition ceremonies and their names and pictures announced in a major daily newspaper of general circulation on the day of the ceremonies. 

AWARDS SLOT BREAKDOWN 

A maximum of ten (10) awardees shall be given this year, with the following regional assignment breakdown:

REGION         COMMISSIONED OFFICERS       NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS

Nationwide                         2                                                                  

Luzon                                                                                                 2                                

Visayas                                                                                              2

Mindanao                                                                                          2

NCR/NHQ                                                                                          2

 The Final Board of Judges may elect not to give out all awards if candidates fall short of the standard set.

For inquiries kindly contact JCI Philippines Secretariat at (0632)373-7907 to 09  or E-mail : nom@philjaycees.com