MANILA, Philippines -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) announced Friday that they are looking to recruit 1,120 new police officers come March, a police spokesman said.
Following orders from NCRPO chief Director Nicanor Bartolome, Senior Superintendent Dionardo Carlos, NCRPO spokesperson, said that they have opened the Police Officer 1 (PO1) Recruitment Program for this year.
City and municipal ad hoc Police Officer 1 (PO1) screening committees have been organized, Carlos told reporters adding that they will process mandatory minimum requirements and other documents submitted by walk-in applicants.
Based on existing policies, Carlos stated that all qualified men and women with Filipino citizenship, not less than 21 nor more than 30 years old, holder of any Baccalaureate Degree, and with good moral character are eligible for the PO1 recruitment.
The spokesman also revealed that the Philippine National Police (PNP) created a new recruitment process that was "streamlined for a more thorough evaluation of the applicants."
According to Carlos, the old process began with the Physical Agility Test (PAT), followed by the Neuro-Psychiatric Exam (NP) then the Physical/Medical/Dental Exam (PMDE). Only then will qualified applicants take the Qualifying Exam (QE) then the Final Board Interview (FBI).
"More effective" was how Carlos described the new recruitment process wherein applicants who passed the NP undergo the PMDE, then PAT, QE and finally, the FBI.
Appropriate eligibilities for PO1 from the National Police Commission (Napolcom), Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC), or the Civil Service Commission (CSC) are required from the applicants, said Carlos.
He added that those dishonorably discharged from military employment or on AWOL or Dropped from Rolls from the PNP service or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government will not be accepted.
Those with pending criminal cases in court or were convicted by final judgment on an offense or crime involving moral turpitude are also not eligible for the recruitment.
The NCRPO said applicants must bring their duly-accomplished CSC Form 212, birth certificate authenticated by the NSO, a report of rating of eligibility authenticated by the issuing authority, two pieces 2x2 black and white picture with the applicant?s name, a transcript of scholastic records and a diploma duly authenticated by the school registrar, clearances from barangay (village), local police station, courts and NBI, and medical certificates.