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Determinant Mapping on the Knowledge of Barangay Police Safety Officers on Their Duties and Responsibilities in San Roque, San Isidro, Nueva Ecija: A Basis for Re-Engineering Action Programs through Suc Intervention

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1107939, PP. 1-17

Subject Areas: Information Science, Sociology

Keywords: Barangay Enforcers, Duties and Responsibilities, First Responder’s Role, Hazard Identification, Level of Knowledge, Patrolling

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Barangay enforcers are in the vanguard of the effort to maintain peace and order in every barangay in the country. This paper was written to explore the level of knowledge of barangay police safety officers in the performance of their duties and responsibilities. This study ought to determine the respondents’ demographic profile, their level of knowledge about their duties and obligations, their first responder’s function, as well as patrolling and hazard identification duties. This study made use of the descriptive-correlational design of quantitative research by utilizing a researcher-made instrument which is in the form of a questionnaire checklist to scientifically measure the level of knowledge of barangay enforcers and an interview guide to determine the veracity of their answers. The respondents of this study are the existing enforcers of Barangay San Roque, San Isidro, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Nineteen barangay enforcers were present at the barangay hall when the instrument was distributed. The result of the study disclosed that the majority of the barangay enforcers belong to age above 55, male, married, elementary graduates, high school undergraduates, high school graduates, have 1 - 3 years of experience as barangay enforcers and receive only 1 - 3 training which is related to their functions as enforcers. Based on the data gathered, the respondents are highly knowledgeable when it comes to their duties and responsibilities. The respondents professed that they are highly knowledgeable about their role as first responders. Allegedly, they are likewise highly knowledgeable in patrolling and hazard identification duties. That being said, it is highly suggested that the proposed training plan be funded and implemented to improve the barangay enforcers’ knowledge and skills in the areas highlighted as needing improvement.

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Aydinan, J. J. B. (2021). Determinant Mapping on the Knowledge of Barangay Police Safety Officers on Their Duties and Responsibilities in San Roque, San Isidro, Nueva Ecija: A Basis for Re-Engineering Action Programs through Suc Intervention . Open Access Library Journal, 8, e7939. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1107939.

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