PNP sets new guidelines on rank promotions
MANILA, Philippines–Police Officers 1 who have rendered service for only two years will now have higher chances to be promoted as Police Officers 2 under a new resolution set by the National Police Commission (Napolcom).
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Napolcom vice chairman Eduardo Escueta said the new guidelines will apply to all police non-commissioned officers (Police Officer 1 to Senior Police Officer 4), police commissioned officers (Police Inspector to Police Superintendent) and third level ranks (Police Senior Superintendent to Police Director General).
The statement said the guidelines, which reduce the time-in-grade requirement, have been approved by Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas III to “address the prevailing vacuum.”
“Resolution No. 2013-501, which prescribes the modified guidelines on the qualification standards, will reconcile previous issuance and set a clear reference on the mandatory requirements for appointment to different PNP ranks,” the statement added.
Escueta said the prescribed reduction of time-in-grade requirement for policemen will take effect as soon as the Civil Service Commission confirms the newly-signed resolution.
“In the meantime, the qualification standards under Resolution No. 2011-196 still apply,” he added.
Escueta stressed that “all uniformed members of the PNP must possess the prescribed qualification standards, such as education, experience, training and eligibility before they are promoted to the next higher rank.”
The reduced time-in-grade requirement will apply in the following posts:
Police Officer 2 – from four years to two years as PO1
Police Officer 3- from three years to two years as PO2
Senior Police Officer 2 – from three years to two years as SPO1
Senior Police Officer 3 – from three years to two years as SPO2
Senior Police Officer 4 – from three years to two years as SPO3
Police Senior Inspector – from four years to three years as Police Inspector
Police Chief Inspector -from five years to three years as Police Senior Inspector
Police Superintendent – from five years to three years as Police Chief Inspector
The required experience, however, will be retained for the following ranks:
Senior Police Officer – three years as PO3
Police Inspector -three years as SPO4
Police Senior Superintendent – three years as Police Superintendent
Police Chief Superintendent – two years as Police Senior Superintendent
Escueta added that the required experience/time-in grade for the ranks of Police Director, Police Deputy Director General and Police Director General is not required because President Aquino III, upon the recommendation of the Napolcom, has the prerogative to promote them to higher positions at any given time.
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