Bureau of Jail Management and Penology


The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology is an attached agency of the Department of the Interior and Local Government mandated to direct, supervise and control the administration and operation of all district, city and municipal jails in the Philippines with pronged tasks of safekeeping and development of its inmates, officially classed as persons deprived of liberty (PDL).[1]

Bureau of Jail Management and Penology
Kawanihan ng Pamamahala ng Kulungan at Penolohiya
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Agency overview
FormedJanuary 2, 1991
JurisdictionPhilippines
Headquarters144 Mindanao Avenue, Project 8.Quezon City, Philippines
Agency executive
  • J/Dir Allan S. Iral, CESE, Chief
Parent agencyDepartment of the Interior and Local Government
Websitewww.bjmp.gov.ph

History


It was created on January 2, 1991 by virtue of Republic Act No. 6975 also known as the Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990.[2] Prior to its creation, the Office of Jail Management and Penology of then Philippine Constabulary - Integrated National Police was the agency handling the local penology of the Philippines.[2] It aimed to separate the agency from the national police, reporting directly to the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government.

Operations


The Jail Bureau, pursuant to Section 60 to 65, Chapter V, Republic Act No. 6975 amended by Republic Act No. 9263 (Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Professionalization Act of 2004), is headed by a Chief who is assisted by two Deputy Chiefs, one for Administration and another for Operations, and one Chief of Directorial Staff, all of whom are appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government from among the qualified officers with the rank of at least Senior Superintendent in the Jail Bureau. The Chief of the Jail Bureau carries the rank of Director and serves a tour of duty that must not exceed four years, unless extended by the President in times of war and other national emergencies.

The Jail Bureau operates and maintains Regional Offices in each of the administrative regions of the country, headed by a Regional Director for Jail Management and Penology, with the rank of at least Senior Superintendent. The Regional Director is assisted by an Assistant Regional Director for Administration, Assistant Regional Director for Operations, and Regional Chief of Directorial Staff, who are all officers with the rank of at least Superintendent.

In every province, the Jail Bureau operates and maintains a Provincial Jail Administrator's Office headed by a Provincial Administrator, who oversee the implementation of jail services of all district, city and municipal jails within its territorial jurisdiction. In large cities or a group of clustered municipalities, a District Jail headed by a District Warden may be established. The City and Municipal Jails, each headed by a City or Municipal Warden.

Command structure


A Mitsubishi L-300 FB Prisoner Transport Vehicle in Tacloban
1. The President of the Republic of the Philippines as Commander-in-Chief
2. The Secretary of Interior and Local Government
3. The Chief, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (C, BJMP)
4. The Deputy Chief for Administration (TDCA)
5. The Deputy Chief for Operations (TDCO)
6. The Chief Directorial Staff (TDCS)

Leadership


Organization


National Headquarters

3. Office of the Chief
4. Office of the Deputy Chief for Administration
5. Office of the Deputy Chief for Operations
6. Office of the Chief of Directorial Staff

Directorates

  • Directorate for Personnel and Records Management
  • Directorate for Human Resource Development
  • Directorate for Operations
  • Directorate for Welfare and Development
  • Directorate for Logistics
  • Directorate for Comptrollership
  • Directorate for Program Development
  • Directorate for Information and Communications Technology Management
  • Directorate for Intelligence
  • Directorate for Investigation and Prosecution
  • Directorate for Health Services

Support Services

  • Finance Service Office
  • Chaplaincy Service Office
  • Community Relations Service Office
  • Accounting Office
  • Legal Service Office
  • Headquarters Support Service Office
  • Supply Accountable Office
  • Office of the National Executive Senior Jail Officer
  • Legislative Liaison Office
  • National Jail Management and Penology Training Institute

Ranks

Officers

Rank / Position On Duties

  • Jail Director (General)- Equivalent To Police Major General
  • Jail Chief Superintendent (General) -Equivalent To Police Brigadier General
  • Jail Senior Superintendent (Colonel)- Equivalent To Police Colonel
  • Jail Superintendent (Colonel)- Equivalent To Police Lieutenant Colonel
  • Jail Chief Inspector (Major) -Equivalent To Police Major
  • Jail Senior Inspector (Captain)- Equivalent To Police Captain
  • Jail Inspector (Lieutenant)- Equivalent To Police Lieutenant
Rank Of, SJO4 Equivalent To, Army Sergeant/ Position On Duties
  • Senior Jail Officer 4
  • Senior Jail Officer 3
  • Senior Jail Officer 2
  • Senior Jail Officer 1
  • Jail Officer 3
  • Jail Officer 2
  • Jail Officer 1

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