PNP inducts 20 new officers, 4,000 patrolmen

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Twenty Police Commissioned Officers and 4,194 Police Non-Commissioned Officers were formally inducted into the police service on October 30 as the newest and youngest members of the 218,000-strong Philippine National Police.

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In simple ceremonies at the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame, PNP Chief, Police General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan formally administered the Oath of Office to 12 Police Captains and eight (8) Police Lieutenants who were commissioned as Technical Officers under the 2017 Unfilled Quota Lateral Entry Program.

Police Captains will receive a basic monthly salary of P56,582.00, while Police Lieutenants will receive a basic salary of P49,528.00, with subsistence allowance, clothing allowance, quarters allowance, hazard pay, cost of living allowance, and additional compensation.

The PNP Chief pointed out that these new police commissioned officers will be designated as technical officers in selected Police Regional Offices and National Operational Support Units.

In the same ceremony, the Chief PNP also administered the oath of office simultaneously nationwide to 4,195 Patrolmen and Patrolwomen with a basic salary of P29,668.00, who were recruited under the 2020 Unfilled/Attrition Quota Recruitment Program.

“As members of this organization, we must work together to move the PNP towards the realization of our reform and development roadmap, PNP P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030. I urge all of you to contribute your share not only to rebuild the PNP but also to make it even stronger,” he said.

PNP Spokesperson, Police Colonel Ysmael S Yu said the 4,195 recruits are composed of 3,471 male and 726 female who will fill-up vacancies in Regional, Provincial and City Police Offices, Municipal Police Stations; and National Operational Support Units.

These recruits comprise only 67.46% of the 6,149 authorized quota for the 2020 Attrition Recruitment Program. The 2,000 unfilled quota will be added to the recruitment quota in the next recruitment cycle, Yu explained.

Cascolan said “the new blood infused into the ranks of the PNP will add more vigor to law enforcement operations, anti-criminality campaigns, and public safety services through the 9 Strategic Thrusts of the PNP Sustainable Development Program for PNP PATROL Plan 2030”. PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE