MANILA, Philippines – Caloocan City Police Station (CPS) was the most trusted police station in 2017, the National Police Commission found in a survey conducted from October to November 2017.
Garnering an 88.8% trust rating during the survey period, Caloocan cops bested 16 other Metro Manila City and Municipality police stations.
In 2016, it only stood as the third most trusted in the Metro, receiving a 65% trust rating.
The good news came despite overwhelming criticism thrown at the city's police after a string of teen killings, most notably Kian delos Santos and Carl Angelo Arnaiz.
The criticism was enough to have the entire police station sacked in September 2017. After undergoing retraining and reorientation, they have since been reassigned to different stations in Metro Manila.
JUST IN: Caloocan City police station is most trusted in Metro Manila in 2017, according to the National Police Commission. Mandaluyong and Valenzuela police are least trusted. @rapplerdotcom pic.twitter.com/mbfWIIFdJr — Rambo Talabong (@rambotalabong) February 5, 2018
Standing at 2nd is the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), which received a 73.6% trust rating. The QCPD improved incredibly from 2016, when it had a 30.0% score and was among the least trusted police stations in the Metro.
According to the survey results obtained by Rappler, the Napolcom asked for the level of agreement of 570 respondents on the following statements to gauge their trust: