Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)

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The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) plays a crucial role in the prevention and suppression of crimes.

To perform effectively in this highly demanding environment, the CIDG recognizes the fact that the modernization and improvement of its investigative and pro-active anti-criminality capabilities should be its topmost priority to effectively cope with the growing sophistication of organized crime groups and criminal syndicates. As such, the Group is implementing a program of action, with emphasis on its FLAGSHIP PROJECTS, which has for its primordial objective the accomplishment of its mission, vision and functions. It aims to effectively enforce the full efficacy of the law and achieve its goals through a, well-armed and well-equipped anti-crime unit. This report contains the accomplishments of the Group for the 1st Semester for CY 2000 in consonance with its Program of Action in line with the seven-point “TRUST” Anti-Crime Strategy of the CIDG.

Vision

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group is committed to a vision of a dynamic, responsible and well-equipped primary investigative agency manned by the best qualified and highly motivated professionals in search for truth and justice.

Mission

1. Undertake the monitoring and prevention of all crimes involving economic sabotage and other crimes of such magnitude and extent as in indicate the commission by highly placed or professional criminal syndicate and organization.

2. Investigate all major crimes involving the violation of the Revised Penal Code and operates against organized crime groups, unless the President assigns the case exclusively to the National Bureau of Investigation.


YEAR 2004 PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group undertakes the monitoring, investigation and prosecution of all crimes involving economic sabotage, and other crimes of such magnitude and extent as to indicate their commission by highly placed or professional criminal syndicates and organizations. Its functions include, among others, organized crime, anti-carnapping and anti-kidnapping operations.

Aside from hunting down most wanted persons, the PNP has also been unrelenting in shutting down the operations of criminal gangs. In Year Two, 258 gangs were neutralized, 1,153 persons arrested and 73 firearms confiscated. Some 277 cases are now in court.

The clampdown on illegal gambling was most notable because of the almost 100% shutdown of jueteng operations in December 2003. This can be attributed to the compliance of the command down the line to the direct order of the PNP leadership. Other milestones in the anti-illegal gambling campaign are the arrest of 18,011 persons, including 60 financiers, and the filing of 2,101 cases in court.

Protecting the rights of women and children is done in great part through the campaign against prostitution and barangay. In Year Two, 919 cases have been filed in court, arising from the arrest of 5,060 persons.

Against pedophiles/child abusers, the PNP has logged a total of 2,957 offenders arrested, and 2, 908 cases filed in court.

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