The Chief Security Officer (CSO) under the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs implements and manages the safety and security policies and programs of the University. As part of the relevant Policy Committees of the University, the CSO recommends such policies and programs.
The CSO assists the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs in the supervision and control of the following Units of the University – The UP Diliman Police (UPDP), the Supervisory Team for Private Security (STPS), the Special Services Brigade (SSB) and the Task Force on Squatting, Community Housing and Utilities (TF-SCHU). In addition, the CSO assists the VCCA in the implementation and management of the Transportation, traffic and disaster response policies and programs of the University.
The UP Diliman Chief Security Officer (UPD-CSO) is tasked with the management, supervision and coordination of all security assets within the University. The Chief Administrative Officer – Security carries out these functions with the assistance of the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the UP Diliman Police.
The UPD-CSO has a total of 485 personnel including private security providers who work around the clock to ensure campus safety and security. The administration of these security forces is through the constituted sections and task forces handling specific tasks. The Chief Security Officer provides the organization, general director and overall supervision of the UPDP and other augmentation forces.
The UP Diliman Police, the primary and duly mandated law enforcement force inside UP Diliman, has a total of 42 personnel — 33 uniformed special police officers and 7 regular administrative support personnel and 2 Non-UP contractual employees. The UPDP is the main body tasked to maintain peace and order; secure and protect lives and property; enforce basic laws, applicable Quezon City ordinances and University rules and regulations; and perform other functions relative to the general safety and security of students, employees and residents in the UP Diliman Campus.
Further, the OIC of the UPDP executes orders and ensures that the standard protocols and duties of the UPDP are met daily. The UPDP is composed of the following sections: Patrol, Investigation and Follow-Up, Administrative, and the Traffic Management and Enforcement Team (TMET). The Special Services Brigade (SSB), Supervisory Team for Private Security (STPS) and the Task Force on Squatting, Community and Housing Unit (TF-SCHU) are under the direct supervision of the Chief Security Officer.
Moreover, the UPDP is augmented by 66 Special Services Brigade and 374 private security guards (Northcom Security – 180 guards assigned to the academic core area and Glocke Security with 194 guards securing and patrolling the peripheral areas of the campus including the residential areas). Police powers and functions are extended by the UPDP to the SSB and Security Service Providers by operation of deputization and citizen’s arrest.
The administration of these security forces is through the constituted sections and task forces handling specific tasks. The Chief Security Officer provides organization, general direction and overall supervision of the UPDP and other augmentation forces.
Chief Security Officer
Atty. John S. Baroña is the Acting Director of the Chief Security Officer of the University since his appointment by the Office of the Chancellor on October 18, 2013. Currently the Administrative Officer of the University’s Department of Military Science and Tactics, Atty. Baroña is also a Member of the UP Diliman Campus Safety and Welfare Committee.
Atty. Baroña earned his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science in Social Work degrees from the University of the East and University of the Philippines Diliman, respectively.
Atty. John S. Baroña – Acting Chief Security Officer
SP/Capt. Ruben I. Villaluna – Officer-in-Charge, UPDP
SP/Sgt. Wilfredo Desierto Jr. – Head, Investigation and Follow-Up Section
1st Shift – SP/Sgt. Narciso Domino
2nd Shift – SP/Sgt. Jocelyn De Peralta
3rd Shift – SP/Cpl/ Zacharias Ripalda
SP/Sgt. Jaime Marquina – Head, Transport Management and Enforcement Team (TMET)
SP/Cpl. Jeorge Pedrosa – Overall Team Leader, Special Services Brigade (SSB)
1st Shift – SSB Lawrence Mappala
2nd Shift – SSB Ricardo Abud
3rd Shift – SSB Prudencio Gangani Jr.
SP/Sgt. Cesar V. Julian – Head, Task Force on Squatting, Community, Housing and Utilities (TFSCHU)
SP/Sgt. Archimedes Baladad – Head, Supervisory Team for Private Security (STPS)
Mr. Romeo Ancheta – Administrative Officer III, Administrative Section
In 1949 UP’s Security Division became the forerunner of the UPDP. Since then, the UPDP has undergone several reorganizations to respond to the ever growing safety and security concerns of the University.
Maintain peace and order;
Secure and protect lives and property;
Enforce basic laws, Quezon City Ordinances and University Rules and Regulations including policies and standards;
Implementation of crime preventive measures;
Apprehension, investigation and prosecution of violators of law, ordinances and regulations;
Direction and control of foot vehicular traffic;
SP Capt. Ruben I. Villaluna currently serves as the Officer-in-Charge of the UPDP.
Conduct preventive patrolling within the area of responsibility;
Protect life and property;
Respond to calls for assistance within the area of responsibility and its vicinity;
Prohibit illegal vendors, scavengers, watch-your-car boys, mendicants, student drivers, tricycles and pedicabs, vagrants and the like within the area of responsibility;
Apprehend wrongdoers, violators of laws, ordinances and rules and regulations based on “citizen” arrest and turn them over to UPDP;
Call the UPDP immediately in case of disturbances, violation of law, rules and regulations and anything at all requiring police action or assistance
Perform such other tasks as may be directed from time to time.
To detect and prevent the entry of squatters, including unauthorized surveys on any part of the U.P. Diliman campus;
To monitor the construction of approved house repairs, extensions and the like.
To detect, prevent and stop the pilferage and unauthorized use and installation of utilities such as water, electricity and telephone service;
To perform such other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the U.P. Diliman Chancellor.
The Chief Security Officer
Room 09 School of Labor and Industrial Relations, R.P. De Guzman St.,
U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City 1101
UP Diliman Police Headquarters
E. delos Santos Street, U.P. Campus,
Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Chief Security Officer: 981-8512
UP Diliman Police
Trunkline: 981-8500 local 113
Mobile: (0929) 200 8737
UP Diliman Police