Republic of the Philippines
                       Department of the Interior and Local Government
                             NATIONAL POLICE COMMISSION
                              PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE
                                Camp Crame, Quezon City

                                                                                 October 6, 2011

 NUMBER: ______________



          a. Letter of Instructions 22/09 “BAYANIHAN” (Barangay Peacekeeping
          b. OPLAN “Magic Eye II”;
          c. CIDG Mission and Functions;
          d. LOI 32/2002 (PNP Organizational Plan “SAMBAYAN”);
          e. LOI 29/2002 (PNP Communication Plan “SANTINIG”); and
          f. CIDG IMPLAN to LOI 47/04 (Strengthening Relationship with NGOs and
             other Sectoral Groups);


        The proliferation of crimes truly challenges the efforts of our law enforcement
 community today. It has given rise to the recognizable need for greater and more
 decisive strategies to defeat the threat of criminality in Philippine society. These
 strategies, crafted in varying forms and degrees of sophistication, are still wanting in
 terms of their ability to decisively confront these threats and ensure social stability
 and peace and order.

        The Philippine National Police (PNP) being the premier police agency of the
 country is mandated to enforce the law, prevent and control crimes, maintain peace
 and order and ensure public safety and internal security. The PNP is always in the
 forefront in the fight against primary threats to the peace and order: criminality,
 insurgency, and terrorism. It is a known fact that the PNP has gargantuan tasks but it
 also has its own limitations: manpower and logistical resources. In order to assuage
 these deficiencies, the PNP has to seek for the participation of an active community
 in carrying out its mandate.

         The maintenance of peace and order is not the sole responsibility of the PNP,
 rather, it is a shared responsibility with the community under the concept: “the Police
 is the Community and the Community is the Police”, for indeed, no amount of skillful
 law enforcement and meticulously diligent police work can effectively aid in crime
 prevention and control without the indispensable and active participation of the
 community. Thus, the PNP launched programs that encourage community’s active
 participation in preventing, preempting and solving crimes. The PNP’s Barangay

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 Peacekeeping Action Teams (BPATs) is one of the programs that enlisted the
 community’s active participation.

         As the primary investigative arm of the PNP, the CIDG is mandated to
 preempt illegal activities of Organized Crime Groups (OCGs) and Criminal Gangs
 (CGs), and solve crimes perpetrated by criminal elements. Despite the limited
 resources, CIDG has steadfastly exhausted its effort to serve the people to the
 fullest. However, the change in the political, economic and social atmosphere
 throughout the country particularly in the urban centers, presented a new dimension
 and horizon to the traditional criminal organizations. The menace brought about by
 these threats has scourged the law enforcement credibility as the enemies have even
 attained a certain degree of sophistication and network. To some extent, they have
 even surpassed the capabilities of the law enforcement authorities in terms of
 equipment and armaments. Thus, the CIDG needs to tap, organize and mobilize the
 community to participate and assist this Group realize its mandate. There is really an
 urgent need for establishing a mutually-beneficial partnership that is based on mutual
 trust, reciprocal responsibility, and accountability where a reliable conduit of accurate
 information and evidence, essential and crucial for the successful solution of cases
 being investigated. This program would be established through a network of
 volunteer investigative supporters who are willing to share their time, efforts,
 resources and professional expertise with the CIDG. Moreover, this partnership
 would not only help improve the conduct of information and evidence gathering and
 solve crimes nationwide but also alleviate this Group’s limited manpower and other
 resources hence, this Program, and they shall be called “Community Investigative
 Support (CIS)” to CIDG.


        The primary purpose of this SOP is to establish an investigative support group
 from the community that would help the CIDG in the accomplishment of its mandate.
 This SOP also helps define the above-stated guidelines and procedures and sets the
 requirements and standards for the spotting, recruitment, documentation, control,
 maintenance, deployment and general assessment of CIDG’s Non-Organic Human
 Resources, which will be called Community Investigative Support (CIS) whose
 functions is to assist in information and evidence gathering to preempt crimes and
 solution of cases being investigated. The idea of CIDG CIS is taken from context of
 PNP Letter of Instructions 22/09 “BAYANIHAN” that supports the PNP in its effort to
 curb criminality and maintain peace and order with the active support of the
 responsive community. The PNP, being the lead agency in the fight against all forms
 of criminality, to include insurgency, and terrorism can only be successful through
 genuine community empowerment and cooperation. Thus, CIDG has envisioned to
 organize this CIS to assist its limited personnel in nationwide coverage investigation
 of high profile cases.

        The CIDG looks forward for the full operationalization of its networks and
 linkages within the community. This is aimed to maximize and encourage community
 involvement and fully harness and promote community partnership as the ideal and
 most practical and mutually beneficial solution to crime prevention and control, and
 giving justice to victims of criminality by bringing offenders to the bar of justice. The
 Community Investigative Support (CIS) will serve as the CIDG’s Citizens
 Investigation Network to gather information and evidence that will lead to the solution
 of cases under investigation.

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          a. To institutionalize systems and procedures in the recruitment and
             establishment of CIDG CIS, taking off from the PNPs BPATs, that will
             serve as Force Multipliers of the CIDG in carrying out its mission and
          b. To develop and strengthen CIDG Community partnership being the PNP’s
             prime investigative agency;
          c. To organize and mobilize the Community Investigative Support (CIS) as
             the CIDG’s Non-Organic Human Resources for voluntary services to assist
             in the investigation of heinous and sensational cases through gathering of
             information and evidence for its eventual solution;
          d. To ensure community cooperation in gathering information for intelligence
             and counter-intelligence use and subsequently, for investigation;
          e. To ensure the attainment of the Four-Point Agenda of the CIDG: the
             Neutralization of OCGs and CGs; the Arrest of Most Wanted Persons; the
             Solution of Sensational/High Profile Crimes; and Reduction/Confiscation of
             Loose Firearms; and
          f. To organize and mobilize CIS during disaster and emergency situations.


        For the purpose and intention of this SOP, the terms below shall exclusively
 refer or mean as herein defined:

        Community Investigative Support (CIS) – are members of the community
 organized to serve as CIDG’s volunteered confidential informants, allies and support
 networks in their respective localities. They shall serve as the primary force
 multipliers of CIDG personnel by assisting and providing information that could help
 the police suppress and preempt criminality and solution of cases on crimes
 committed at the barangay level. They will be the Citizen’s Investigation Networks for
 faster solution of cases handled by this Group. They are selected individuals of good
 moral character from the community or from organized groups, based on recruitment
 and selection criteria set by CIDG, and who voluntarily offer their services and other
 resources to this Group, without compensation and material consideration.

        Recruitment – the scouting, screening and profiling of desirable and upright
 individuals to compose the CIDG CIS.

         Voluntary Service – allow citizens to render personal, military or civil service
 (Article 2, Section 4 of the Philippine Constitution)

       Command Responsibility – Spontaneous and automatic assumption of
 administrative liability by a Supervisor, or anyone acting on his behalf for the
 damaging indiscretion or actionable offense or misdeed committed by the CIS.

       Spotting - is identifying people who appear to have access to information, or
 are attractive for some support role. There is research to identify any ties to
 counterintelligence before the selection of the most promising candidates and
 approach method.

        Information – describes the knowledge which the investigator gather from
 other sources, paid informants, victims, suspects and witnesses.

        General Biographical Assessment – checking of the character and behavior
 of the CIS Applicants against his biographical and other files.

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        Supervisor – Any Divisional Staff Officer, Regional Chief, RCIDU, Chief,
 SODs, Provincial Officer, or any Officer authorized by Director, CIDG, to recommend
 or serve as the sponsor of a CIS member.


         Spotting is the identification of a probable and capable person who seeks
 volunteer work and appears to have access to information, or is attractive for some
 support role in investigation. Research and counter-intelligence measures shall be
 used in the selection of the most promising candidates for the purpose. Although,
 service is voluntary, the prospect, who is then groomed to be a member of the CIDG
 Community Investigative Support, will be subjected to stringent profiling standards
 which include thorough study of his behavior, general qualifications, emotional
 stability, vulnerability, willingness and voluntariness to serve, level of intelligence,
 courage and other characteristics that are essential qualities of a good informant.


         The recruitment of the members of CIDG CIS includes the spotting of
 desirable and capable individuals who would be beneficial to the CIDG in particular
 and the PNP as a whole. The selection criteria include the general biographical
 assessment of the person by checking his background information against his
 biographical data and other documents that would determine his personality. A
 candidate’s/applicant’s meeting the minimum qualification standards is a necessary
 requisite in the recruitment process for one to become a member of the CIDG CIS.
 Said applicant will be required to submit basic documentary requirements. Once
 qualified, every CIDG CIS member will be controlled by a Supervisor who is either a
 Chief, Divisional Staff; Regional Chief, RCIDU; Chief, Special Operating Division; or
 Provincial Officer of CIDG, who will also serve as recommending officer of the
 applicant. The Supervisor will vouch on the personality of the recommendee and
 shall also be held responsible by operation of the “Doctrine of Command
 Responsibility” for any misdemeanor that a CIS member may commit.


               1.    No person shall be considered a member of Community
 Investigative Support (CIS) unless his folder contains the following:

                   a.       Duly accomplished CIDG CIS Application Form (CIDG-CIS Form
                            100) with 2x2 picture;
                   b.       Police Clearance;
                   c.       Barangay Clearance;
                   d.       NBI Clearance;
                   e.       Statement of Endorsement (CIDG-CIS Form 200);
                   f.       Affidavit (Application for Voluntary Service) (CIDG-CIS Form
                   g.       CIS Agreement (CIDG-CIS Form 400); and
                   h.       Oath of CIDG CIS (CIDG-FORM Form 500).


                Applicant for CIDG CIS must possess the following general

                   a.       He/she must be at least a high school graduate;
                   b.       Emotionally Stable and mentally fit;
                   c.       Known in the community to be a person of good moral character;
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                   d.       Has expressed willingness for voluntary services for the CIDG,
                   e.       Has no criminal records or is not facing charges in any forum;
                   f.       Has not been charged or convicted for a crime against national
                            security, against the fundamental law of the state or any of those
                            committed by public officers, violation of the Dangerous Drugs,
                            Anti Human Trafficking and Anti Terrorism Law; and
                   g.       Not a member of an armed group or organization operating
                            against the government.


        As a matter of policy, it is a must to conduct a general assessment for the
 selection of applicants for CIDG CIS. This will be done by the Regional Chiefs,
 RCIDUs, Provincial Officers, or Chiefs, SODs and Divisional Staffs who shall also
 serve as the Supervisor and will personally interview the applicant and assess his
 personality and the authenticity of the applicant’s documents.


         After the general assessment of the applicants, the Supervisors will forward all
 the documentary requirements to the Director, CIDG coursed through the Screening
 Committee with the necessary endorsement recommending for the approval of the
 application. The Screening Committee will be chaired by the Chief, Intelligence
 Division with the Chief, Administrative and Resource Management Division (ARMD);
 Chief, Investigation Division (IND); Chief, Operations Management Division (OMD);
 Chief, Legal Division (LD); and Chief, Police Community Relation Section (PCRS) as
 members. The Committee will make the final recommendation to the Director, CIDG
 for the approval/disapproval of the said application.


        After meeting all the qualification standards, satisfying all the minimum
 requirements and passing the general assessment for CIDG CIS and by virtue of a
 favorable endorsement from the Screening Committee headed by Chief, Intelligence
 Division, coursed through channel, the Director, CIDG shall make the final approval
 or disapproval of any application for such. CIS with approved applications shall take
 their Oath of Loyalty to their respective Supervisors or any Officer approved by the
 Director, CIDG.


        CIDG CIS applicant who passed the minimum qualification standards and has
 submitted complete documentary requirements will be endorsed by his Supervisor for
 further examination through channel, until it reaches the Director, CIDG. Upon
 approval of the Director, CIDG of the application, the Intelligence Division shall issue
 a CIDG CIS Control Tag.

         A.    Control Tags will be designed, manufactured, and controlled by the
 Intelligence Division. The front portion of the Control Tag shall contain the CIDG
 logo, picture and name of member, Control Number, signature of the Security
 Officer and “CIDG”, and “CIS Community Investigative Support” markings. The
 back portion will indicate the Office of Supervisor, Designation of Supervisor,
 signature of CIS, Instructions, thumbmark and validity of the Control Tags.
 Unauthorized reproduction of CIDG CIS Control Tags will be dealt with according to
 existing laws. The Control Tag is considered CIDG property and deemed expired
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 within one year from the date of issuance. It is renewable unless denied due to any
 of the following grounds, which also constitute sufficient cause for suspension or
 cancellation and recall of the Control Tag:

          1.       failure to maintain the required minimum qualification standards;
          2.       acts or omissions under the category of minor offenses that affect the
                   internal discipline of the PNP, and shall include, but not be limited to:
                   Simple misconduct or negligence;               Insubordination; Habitual
                   drunkenness; and Gambling prohibited by law.
          3.       violation of the rules and regulations set herein;
          4.       existence of probable cause for any criminal offense against CIS
          5.       abuse of discretion that puts the name of the CIDG in bad light; and
          6.       Validated derogatory activities performed by the CIS members.

        B.     A verified accusatory statement of any Supervisor would be a sufficient
 basis for the Intelligence Officer to review the propriety of retaining the CIS in the
 roster or master list. Nothing in this SOP gives the member the rights or privileges
 more than those enjoyed by organic personnel of CIDG.


         The CIDG CIS will be under the functional supervision of the Intelligence
 Division in collaboration and coordination with Operations Management Division
 (OMD) through Police Community Relations Section (PCRS) and Investigation
 Division (IND). They shall be directly placed under the supervisory and regulatory
 authority and control by their respective Supervisors in their dispositions. The
 Intelligence Division will maintain a master list of all CIDG CIS members together with
 their accomplishment/activity reports, a copy of which shall be furnished to the PCR
 Section and Investigation Division. The concerned Divisional Staffs, Chiefs, RCIDUs,
 Provincial Officer and Chiefs, SODs will conduct a periodic inventory of their BPATs
 CIS to check and validate their activities, the reliability and/or probability of the
 information they have given and the efficiency of their performance, among others.
 The Supervisor must have operational and supervisory control over their CIS as there
 will be spontaneous and automatic assumption of administrative liability for any
 damaging indiscretion or actionable offense or misdeeds committed by the CIS
 member under his command. Performance of CIS shall also be periodically evaluated
 on the basis of accountability, integrity, effectiveness, efficiency, productivity and


         One of the key players in the management of CIS is the Supervisor. The
 success and failure of the informants depends greatly on the way the Supervisors
 managed them.         In order to establish a well coordinated standard in the
 administration of the CIS, the following duties and responsibilities of Supervisors are
 set forth in this SOP:

          1.       Responsible in the spotting and recruitment of prospected CIS;
          2.       Responsible in the conduct of screening and general assessment of the
                   CIS applicants by interviewing the applicants against the documents
          3.       Act as sponsors and Endorsing officers of the CIS Applicants
          4.       Perform supervisory and operational control over the CIS;
          5.       Conduct necessary trainings and seminars for the CIS members
                   particularly on matters related to their duties and responsibilities;

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          6.       Conduct periodic inventory of the CIS members by checking and
                   monitoring their activities and accomplishments including the validation
                   of the reliability and probability of the information given and forward the
                   results to Intelligence Division for evaluation and recording purposes;
          7.       Responsible in the administration of discipline of the CIS and
                   accountable/liable for the misdeed and/or misdemeanor that the
                   Confidential Informant may commit;
          8.       Evaluate the performance of the CIS and make necessary
                   recommendations to the Director, CIDG as the case may be;
          9.       Recommend the renewal or termination of the services of the CIS
                   depending on the performance; and
          10.      Perform other task as the Director, CIDG may direct.


          Upon receipt by the applicant of the issued CIDG CIS Control Tag, he will be
 automatically become a component of the CIDG’s pool of Non-Organic Human
 Resources. Voluntary utilization of the knowledge, expertise and other resources of
 the CIS may be made without prior consent of his Supervisor, but in such case, the
 latter is removed from the ambit of the “Command Responsibility’ rule.

          No CIS shall be allowed to perform the duties of CIDG organic personnel,
 much less, exercise powers vested in such regular personnel, except only to exert
 non-discretionary efforts by way of direct or indirect assistance in activities limited to:
 facilitating arrest, information gathering, assist in evidence gathering in the conduct of
 investigation during operations. The Supervisor will be required to submit monthly
 reports to Intelligence Division relative to the activities of the CIS under his command
 for regular performance evaluation. Any false entry in the report shall be a ground for
 disciplinary action. The CIS shall not, in any manner, be authorized to use CIDG
 facilities except as specifically directed by his Supervisor. CIS shall only assist in the
 intelligence and investigation work and shall not obstruct the conduct of the same.

 XV.      ROLES OF CIS (Dos)

          The following are the specific ROLES of the CIS:

         1. Serve as CIDG’s Confidential and credible Informants
         2. Assist in gathering information that could help the CIDG personnel in
 fighting criminality;
         3. Assist the CIDG investigators in gathering evidence that would lead to the
 immediate solution of cases;
         4. Help the CIDG in intelligence and counter-intelligence aspects;
         5. To help the CIDG in gathering information on Organized Crime Groups
 (OCGs) and Criminal Gangs (CGs); Most Wanted Persons; Sensational/High Profile
 Crimes; and Loose Firearms;


               Who are they?
               Where are they?
               What are their Modus Operandi?
               Their current criminal activities?

       7.    To voluntarily share time, efforts, resources and professional expertise
 with CIDG without taking advantage of the affiliation with the Group or for any
 monetary consideration and/or remuneration;

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         8.   To respond and help the CIDG during disaster and emergency
         9.   Report incidents of crimes and volunteer to stand as witness in court if
 necessary; and
         10.  Assist the PNP in anti-criminality information campaign.


          The following are the DON’Ts of the members of the CIS:

        1. Avoid committing offenses that will put the name of CIDG and the PNP in
 bad light like involvement in:

                    illegal gambling;
                    Illegal drugs;
                    Firearms smuggling;
                    Illegal activities, and the like

        2.   CIS shall not be allowed to perform the duties of CIDG organic
 personnel. They are only allowed to: assist during arrests, information and evidence

        3.    Avoid giving false and/or malicious information that would affect the
 operation and investigation of a case;
        4.    CIS shall not obstruct in the conduct of investigation or coddle criminal
        5.     Only CIS with PTCFOR are allowed to carry firearms outside residence
 and adhere to the Guidelines in Carrying Firearms;


           Place in a clutch bag
           Should not be tucked in the waist

          6.    The CIS shall not use CIDG facilities and properties without proper
          7.    Avoid sowing intrigue among the rank (CIDG-CIS, CIDG-CIDG and
 CIS-CIS relationship);
          8.    Shall not use CIS uniform in any occasion except those authorized by
 the rules;
          9.    Shall not display their CIS IDs, Badge and Uniform to violate laws like
 traffic, gambling or to gain influence or favor and others;
          10.   Avoid making abuses using CIS IDs, Badge of Uniform;
          11.   Avoid peddling influence using the CIS membership; and

 NOTE: Violation of any of these will be a ground for confiscation of the T-Shirt, ID
 and cancellation of CIS membership depending on the gravity of the offense.


        Trainings/Seminars will be conducted periodically to the CIDG CIS. These will
 be done and facilitated by the Supervisors and/or the Chief, Intelligence Division,
 CIDG in coordination with the Administrative and Resource Management Division
 (ARMD), Investigation Division (IND) and PCR Section of Operations Management
 Division (OMD). They will be trained on basic knowledge in Intelligence and
 Investigation, more particularly the conduct of casing, surveillance, coverstory, and
 preservation and gathering of evidence, among others. The Supervisors may employ
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 the services of personnel of CIDG as resource persons during the said


        In order to develop and improve the current policies and procedures of this
 Standing Operating Procedure, an Oversight Committee shall be created. This will
 be chaired by the Deputy Director for Administration (DDA) with the Chief,
 Administrative and Resource Management Division (ARMD), Chief, Intelligence
 Division (ID); Chief, Investigation Division (IND); Chief, Operations Management
 Division (OMD); Chief, Legal Division (LD); and Chief, Police Community Relation
 Section (PCRS) as members.

         The Oversight Committee shall also be responsible in monitoring the progress
 of this program and oversee the expansion of the number of CIS volunteers. It shall
 also be responsible in assessing the effectiveness of the CIS volunteers and
 determine the strong and weak points of the program for the formulation of plans and
 policies that would improve the system.

        Finally, the Oversight Committee will be in charge in hearings/trials of the
 misdemeanors, offenses, abuses and misdeeds that will be committed by the CIS
 volunteer/s and makes necessary recommendation to the Director, CIDG for the
 retention or termination of the erring CIS member/s depending on the outcome of its


     The CIDG CIS herein mentioned shall ONLY be the Force Multipliers of the
 CIDG in terms of information and/or evidence gathering in all investigation.

     All CIS members shall not be allowed to directly participate in any police
 operations and/or investigation. Their role is just to assist the Supervisors
 accomplish the latter’s Unit’s mission through gathering of information.

       All CIDG CIS must not be issued Letter Order that would authorize them to carry
 firearms outside residence. Should they have firearms, they shall individually apply,
 under their own name, for its registration and Permit to Cary Firearms Outside
 Residence (PTCFOR). Identification cards will be given for purpose of identification.


         The Intelligence Division will be the focal point in the control, monitoring and
 maintenance of the CIDG CIS and shall be responsible for the proper application,
 strict observance and widest dissemination of this SOP.

        The Supervisors are solely responsible in accounting and inventory of the
 CIDG CIS under their Command and results of which will be forwarded to Intelligence
 Division for recording purposes.

       Supervisors are guided by the Doctrine of Command Responsibility on the
 supervision and control of their respective CIS.


       All existing provisions and guidelines in the utilization of non-organic resources
 of CIDG which are inconsistent with this SOP are hereby amended and/or rescinded.

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          This SOP shall take effect upon approval.

                                                       ATTY SAMUEL D PAGDILAO JR, PESE
                                                       Police Director
                                                       Director, CIDG


          ODIR                                All Divisional Staffs
          ODDA                                All SODs
          ODDO                                All RCIDUs


          Annex “A”         -        CIDG-CIS FORM 100
          Annex “B”         -        CIDG-CIS FORM 200
          Annex “C”         -        CIDG-CIS FORM 300
          Annex “D”         -        CIDG-CIS FORM 400
          Annex “E”         -        CIDG-CIS FORM 500
          Annex “F”         -        Sample of CIDG-CIS Control Tag
          Annex “G”         -        LOI 22/09 “BAYANIHAN”
          Annex “H”         -        CIDG IMPLAN to LOI 47/04

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