PNP to conduct crackdown on illegal use of PNP/military uniforms

The Philippine National Police will strictly implement LOI 01-2005, otherwise known as “Tamang Bihis”.

The said LOI is a campaign against illegal manufacture, distribution, sale and use of PNP uniforms, insignias and other accoutrements, including the materials for their production.

This is in view of the increasing incidents of crimes perpetrated by men wearing police/military uniforms targeting banks, schools and other business establishments.

The said LOI is a campaign against illegal manufacture, distribution, sale and use of PNP uniforms, insignias and other accoutrements, including the materials for their production.

Under the order, the PNP will conduct an extensive information drive to heighten awareness of the public, conduct of police visibility patrols, checkpoints and spot inspections and arrest those violating the order.

The campaign is in accordance with Republic Act No. 493, an act to prohibit the use or conferring of military or naval grades or titles by or upon persons not in the service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) or the PNP, to regulate the wearing, use, manufacture and sale of insignias, decorations and medals, badges, patches and identification cards prescribed for the said AFP or PNP. (PIA/Bohol)

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