IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 2, February 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Nelson G. Laru-an, Harrah T. Beup
The purpose of the study aimed to determine the level of effectiveness of community policing in the field of patrol operations, traffic investigations, and criminal investigations of police officers in the 5th District of Iloilo for the year 2014. The data gathering instrument was adopted from Basic Procedures of the PNP Manual(2010). The respondents of the study were the one hundred seventy seven local government units in the municipalities of the 5th District of the province. The findings revealed that the level of effectiveness of community policing in patrol operations was generally effective and when grouped as sex and old respondents. The young respondents on the other hand rated very effective. The level of effectiveness of community policing in traffic investigation was effective when grouped as to various categories. Finally the level of community policing in criminal investigation was effective when classified as to old, and male respondents, and the young and female respondents as very effective.