Napolcom OKs recruitment of 10k cops
MANILA, Philippines — The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has allowed the recruitment of 10,000 policemen and policewomen into the country’s police force.
In a statement on Thursday, Napolcom approved Resolution No. 2019-707 dated September 13 which authorizes recruitment of police officers to help address “insurgency problems and support personnel build-up programs.”
Napolcom Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Lawyer Rogelio Casurao said the Philippine National Police must recruit 7,895 law enforcers for PNP Mobile Forces in 17 Police Regional Offices (PRO) Nationwide.
Casurao noted that PNP will recruit 2,105 police officers for National Support Units and other PNP offices.
Of the 7,895 recruits, 450 will be deployed to PRO 1; 350 in PRO 2; 300 in PRO 3; 295 in PRO 4A; 600 in PRO 4B; 750 in PRO 5; 400 in PRO 6; 300 in PRO7; 450 in PRO 8; 350 in PRO 9; 700 in PRO 10; 400 in PRO 11; 350 in PRO 12; 500 in PRO 13; 600 in PRO Cordillera; 800 in PRO Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao; and 300 in National Capital Region Police Office.
For the 2,105 recruits, 100 will be deployed to Anti-Cybercrime Group; 50 to Anti-Kidnapping; 200 to Aviation Security Group; 50 to Communications and Electronics Service; 300 to Criminal Investigation and Detection Group; 250 to Crime Laboratory; 200 to Drug Enforcement Group; 80 to Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management/ Women and Children’s Protection Center; 75 to Explosive Ordnance Disposal/K9 Group; 100 to Health Service; 200 to Headquarters Support Service; 100 to Intelligence Group; 50 to Information Technology Management Service; 50 to Logistics Support Service; 75 to Maritime Group; 100 to Training Service; 75 to Police Security and Protection Group; and 50 to Police Retirement Benefits Service.
PNP chiefs and units and members of the screening and selection committees must ensure strict compliance with recruitment policies and guarantee the recruitment of most qualified personnel or they would face administrative sanctions. /je
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