Republic Act No. 8551

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Republic Act No. 8551, known as the Philippine National Police Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998, amended certain provisions of Republic Act No. 6975 entitled "An Act establishing the Philippine National Police under a re-organized Department of the Interior and Local Government, and for Other Purposes." It provided for the reorganization and reform of the Philippine National Police. It strengthened the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) and the People's Law Enforcement Board (PLEB), which were established under R.A. 6975. It also created the Internal Affairs Service of the PNP and provided for the creation of Women's Desks in all police stations throughout the country.


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