Police New Deceitful Look
Can overhauling the physical looks and image of Filipino policemen bring back their dignity and trust of the public against the recent mar and stain brought by Police brutality scandals and abuse-of-authority controversy? Or does changing one’s uniforms and hairdo and enhancing one’s physical appearance could erase the controversies surrounding and affecting the Philippine police and bring back again the public trust that was lost?
Dressing up like a fashion model is the idea of Makati city Philippines for its Law enforcers or policemen in order retrieved the lost good image the Philippine police have lost due to recent police scandals and controversies, according to a report. The Makati city Philippines is buying the idea that if “…they look good and presentable, they easily earn the respect of the motorists [public]…” to boost the morale of its police forces against the bad image being cast recently on the Philippine policemen (and women). Starting this month of April, the Makati city government has been sending its police forces batch by batch on a one day course about personality enhancement hosted by John Robert Powers ( a prestigious training center in the Philippines) to improve the image of their policemen and gave them a public charm.
There is nothing wrong if Makati city wants to improve the physical image of its police forces, but changing wardrobe and hairdo will not hide the fact and reality that Philippine police officers has been doing a nasty police acts such as abuse of authority and brutal handling of their captives; and will not cleanse the police forces from the scandals and controversies it is involved with. Actually, what is needed to change and improve is not the physical image rather the police system and trainings of police officers regarding their true duty – that is to protect the people and not to harm or not to be cause of dread and fear and woes in the public.
Looks can be deceitful for it could hide the true colors.