The promulgation of Republic Act 6975, otherwise known as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Act of 1990, operationalized and initiated the call for a tangible reform in the country's public safety services particularly for the uniformed bureaus under DILG.
The same Act factually complied with the constitutional mandate for a unified single national police force, which is civilian in character under the administration of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM). Likewise, the same law upgraded the fire and jail services as new and separate bureaus under the DILG stewardship.
The implementation of Republic Act 6975 brought to fore the significance of the establishment of the Philippine Public Safety College. Section 66 of RA 6975 established and constituted the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) as the premier educational institution for the training, human resource development and continuing education of all personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).
The PPSC is one of the bureaus under the DILG. It has a Board of Trustees (BOT) which exercises policy making functions in accordance with general policies, plans and programs on education as may be formulated by higher authorities. The BOT is comprised of the DILG Secretary as chairman, the head of the PNP, BFP and BJMP as members, and the PPSC President as ex-officio member. The creation of the PPSC is particularly significant as it symbolizes the new level of cooperation of the five component agencies in the transformation of the country's public safety services.