Our Mandate 



          The BJMP has jurisdiction over all district, city and municipal jails. It is a line bureau of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

               As such, it shall ensure the establishment of secured, clean, adequately equipped and sanitary facilities, provision of quality services for the custody, safekeeping and development of district, city and municipal inmates, any fugitive from justice, or person detained, awaiting or undergoing investigation  or trial/or transfer to the National Penitentiary, and/or violent mentally ill person who endangers his/herself or the safety of others as certified by the proper medical or health officer, pending transfer to a mental institution. Pursuant to  Republic Act No. 9263 also known as  “The Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Professionalization Act of 2004” the BJMP is envisioned to institutionalize a highly efficient and competent jail service.





  • In line with it's mission, the Jail Bureau endeavors to perform the following functions:
  • Formulate policies and guidelines in the administration of all district, city, and municipal jails nationwide;
  • Implement strong security measures for the control of inmates;
  • Provide for the basic needs of inmates;
  • Conduct activities for the development of inmates;
  • Improve jail facilities; and,
  • Promote the general welfare and development of personnel.