Politically, the province then was divided only into two (2) districts: the first comprising Nine (9) towns and One (1) City, all located at the western side; while the second district was composed of Twelve (12) towns occupying the Eastern part of the Province. There were then only Four Hundred ninety (490) Sitios.
Today, Pampanga has Four (4) districts with the total of Five Hundred Five (505) Barangays. The Four districts are as follows: The 1st District has the town of Mabalacat, Magalang and the City of Angeles represented by Congressman Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin; The 2nd district is composed of the following towns of Gua-Gua, Lubao, Sasmuan, Porac, Sta Rita, Floridablanca and represented by Congressman Mikey Arroyo; The 3rd district with the towns of Bacolor, San Fernando, Mexico, Sta.ana and Arayat under Congressman Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales; and the 4th district composed of Masantol. Macabebe, Apalit, San Simon, Sto.Tomas, Minalin, San Luis and Candaba is represented by Congresswoman Anna York Bondoc.
Geographically, the Province is bounded by Bulacan and Nueva Ecija in the south and East, Respectively and its Periphery west the side is laced by historic Bataan and Mountainous Zambales. Pampangas North is capped by the Province of Tarlac.
The Province is not entirely land locked, since it has an irregular coastline facing Manila bay and measuring 10.5 kilometers in length. With a vast expanse of flat land extensively adapted to sugar and rice production, Pampanga is rated as one of the riches agricultural Provinces in the country. Two (2) prominent sugar centrals are in Pampanga: Integrated Sugar Company (ISSCO) then Pampanga Sugar Mills at Del Carmen, Floridablanca; and Pampanga Sugar Development Company (PASUDECO) at Sto. Nino, San Fernando, Pampanga. As of today, however only PASUDECO is in operation (now BASECOM).
The most Prominent terrain in the Province is the fabled Mt. Arayat, the famous stories spots since the pre-war years and once an impregnable sanctuary of the HUKs during the height of their unsuccessful rebellious campaigns. It is centrally located within the clustering towns of Magalang, Mabalacat, Arayat and Mexico. There is the Pampanga River which often brings havoc and destruction in the surroundings plains during the rainy seasons but an ever-willing source of irrigation during the dry seasons. The Clark Air Force Base of USA, the biggest USAF base in the Far East is likewise located in Angeles City this Province. While this giant base provides employment to several thousand of Filipino workers, technical smuggling has cost a lot of problems. Basa Air Base of the Philippine Air Force is also located at Floridablanca. Today Clark Air Force Base is now the site of the Clark Development Corporation Duty Free Shops and various multi-national corporations built and being built since the Americans departed upon the expiration of the RP-US Military Bases agreement in November 1992.
It is noteworthy to mention that this province has produced great men, among them the late Justice Abad Santos, former President Diosdado Macapagal, Honorio Ventura, a great educator, Rufino Cardinal Santos and many famous writers, Doctors, Jurists, Novelist, Reformist, Painters, Actors and National Artist who have contributed immensely to the progress of the Province and the country.
The Pampanga Constabulary Command like other PC Provincial Commands came into existence when it was reconstituted on July 20, 1946, After the granting of Philippine Independence, as the Military Police Command (MPC) of the Philippine Army. Its initial mission was the Anti-Dissident drive in Pampanga and adjacent Provinces considered as centers of HMB activities. However, with the dismantling of the communist apparatus, the main effort of the command ( to include INP when it was fully integrated on 01 Jan 1976 Pursuant to Presidential Decree Number 765) was directed towards the maintenance of peace and order.
The fifty eight PC Battalion stationed at Pulong Maragul, Angeles City, Operationally attached to the Provincial Command effective 27 November 1976 as per letter directive HIPCZ dated 27 November 1976 for counter-insurgency and subversive activities, covered the following Municipalities: Mexico, Candaba, Sta.Ana and San Luis with the 581st PC Company stationed at Sto. Domingo, Mexico, Pampanga and 582nd PC Compound Stationed at Buas, Candaba Pampanga. With the creation of the Angeles Metrodiscom, the 173rd PC Company was transferred to said Command on 16 April 1977 together with the following City/Municipalities: Angeles City, Mabalacat, Porac and Magalang. The Pampanga Constabulary Command had only (18) Municipalities; Arayat, Apalit, Bacolor, Candaba, Floridablanca, Gua-gua, Lubao, Macabebe, Masantol, Mexico, Minalin. San Fernando, san Luis, San Simon, Sta. Ana Sta,Rita, Sto. Tomas and Sasmuan under its area of jurisdiction. When the Angeles Metrodiscom was deactivated and converted into Angeles City Police command had regained control and Jurisdiction over the Municipalities of Mabalacat, Porac and Magalang effective as of January 1991.
Republic Act 6975 Marked a new era for Law Enforcement in the country. The true intent and spirit of the Constitution called for the creation of a Police Force that is national in scope and civilian in character infused with the highest moral, spiritual ethical and professional standards.
On 01 January 1991, the command was renamed Pampanga Provincial Police Command pursuant to general Order 56 NHQ Camp Crame, Quezon City dated 18 January 1991 wherein the Command was placed under the control of PNP RECOM 3, Camp Olivas San Fernando, Pampanga. All offices, units personnel and records of the former Pampanga PC/INP command were transferred and absorbed to the new PNP units and offices pursuant to General Orders nr 02 Hqs RECOM 3 dated 01 January 1991.Presently, the Command covers 21 Municipal Police Stations (MPS) with the addition of the three aforementioned municipalities. Simultaneous with the creation of the Pampanga Provincial Police Command where the deactivation of three (3) PC/INP companies- 172nd PC Coy, 173rd PC Coy and 178th PC Coy, and the birth of three (3) District police Commands Organized on 16 October 1991 pursuant to GHQ PNP GO Number 1541 dated 02 December 1991 for better span of control. This came about after BG CEZAR P NAZARENO Chief PNP then agree with the proposal of the then COL RAMSEY L OCAMPO (NOW CHIEF/SUPT) to make Pampanga PNP Command as an experimental/ pilot area in determining the ideal PNP structure at the Provincial level.
The 172nd PC Coy became the 3rd District Police Command which comprises the towns of Bacolor, San Fernando, Mexico, Sta. Ana and Arayat.
The 178th PC Coy became 2nd District Police Command which covers Guagua, Lubao, Sasmuan, Floridablanca, Sta. Rita and the newly added town of Porac.
The 173rd PC Coy became the 4th District Police Command which covers towns of Masantol, Macabebe, Apalit, San Simon, Sto. Tomas, Minalin , Candaba and San Luis as its areas of responsibilities.
On 14 July 1994 all the three Mobile Force Companies separately attached to the respective Police District Commands were deactivated pursuant to NAPOLCOM Resolution Number 92-36 dated 15 October 1992 in its stead was the creation of one (1) Provincial Mobile Force Company under the Command of P/CINSP LEONARDO ESPINA supported by one (1) executive officer, two (2) Platoon Leaders PCO’s with the total of 74 PNCO’’s. It was also on the same date pursuant to the same Napolcom Resolution and further pursuant to the implementing Letter Directive of RD RECOM 3 dated 06 July 1994 ( On the Reorganization of the PNP Provincial/ City Commands and lower Units in RECOM 3), that marked the birth of the first District Police Command (DPC) which has for its areas of responsibility two (2) big Municipalities, Magalang and Mabalacat. The DPC was placed under the stewardship of P/SUPT TEODORIDO LAPUZ IV as its first District Director.
Pursuant to NAPOLCOM Resolution # 96-058, further amending Resolution En Banc meeting on September 23, 1996 as embodied in the MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR # DPL 96-01 as its implementing orders subject: Streamlining of Philippine National Police dated 12 September 1996 respectively. Effective as of 01 October 1996, the four (4) Police District Commands were unfilled since it was also deactivated pursuant to the above MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR. All records were transferred to the Provincial Office.
The Headquarters Police Provincial Office previously held its office at the Provincial Engineering’s Office Compound situated at Barangay Sindalan, City of San Fernando Pampanga, this province since November 1995 until April 30, 2007 when the devastating typhoon “Mameng” struck the Province of Pampanga and which submerged with water and lahar.
At present, the Pampanga Police Provincial Office is occupying the original location located at Capitol Compound, Barangay Sto Niño, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. With its new Admin Building Office inaugurated last 30 April 2008. In addition to that new building for Intelligence and Investigation Section, SWAT Building, Headqurters Service Building and were constructed and inaugurated for the year 2007.
On 2008, the Multi-Purpose Hall (Bale Katimawan), Nipa Outpost (Salilungan) and the waiting shed for Invest and Intel Bldg, PCR and PIO building were built. Also, the Post Chapel was finally completed and was inaugurated last July 14, 2010.