Recruitment of 17,314 new cops gets approval


The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the recruitment of 17,314 Patrolmen and Patrolwomen to replenish personnel losses, increase personnel strength, enhance police visibility, and improve police-to-population ratio and peace and order condition in the operational areas covered by the respective Police Regional Offices (PROs) and National Support Units (NSUs).

The NAPOLCOM En Banc, headed by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Eduardo M. Año, issued Resolution No. 2021-0475, dated April 27, 2021, approving the CY 2021 Regular and Attrition Recruitment Program of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Vitaliano N. Aguirre II said that the 1,000 regular recruitment quota shall be allotted to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) in the 1st recruitment cycle to improve the police-to-population ratio in the region, address personnel losses due to localization program, and satisfy the personnel requirement of the Office.

“The 16,314 attrition recruitment quota, on the other hand, is intended to replace uniformed personnel losses due to separation from the service (retirement, designation, death, dismissal from the service, absence without leave),” Aguirre said.


The attrition recruitment quota for the PROs for the 1st and 2nd cycles shall be distributed, as follows: PRO1- 350; PRO2- 400; PRO3- 750; PRO4A- 750; PRO4B- 450; PRO5- 850; PRO6- 100; PRO7- 650; PRO8- 1,200; PRO9- 100; PRO10- 150; PRO11- 100; PRO12- 100; PRO13- 100; PRO COR- 100; PRO BAR- 1,700; and, NCRPO- 5,000;

For the NSUs, following is the allotment of the attrition recruitment quota for the 1st and 2nd cycles: Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG)- 200; Communications and Electronics Service (CES)- 350; Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)- 200; Crime Laboratory (CL)- 500; Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Canine Group (EOD/K9) – 100; Health Service (HS)- 500; Headquarters Support Service (HSS)- 150; Intelligence Group (IG)- 100; Legal Service (LS)- 100; Maritime Group (MG)- 1,000; National Police Training Institute (NPTI)- 250; PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PNP DEG)- 514; PNP Retirement and Benefits Administration Service (PRBS)- 100; Police Security and Protection Group (PSPG)- 150; Special Action Force (SAF)- 100; and PNP Training Service (PNPTS)- 150.

Vice Chairman Aguirre said that Chiefs of PNP Offices/Units and members of the Screening and Selection Committee, including the head and members of the Secretariat, are required to strictly follow the existing rules and regulations on the recruitment, selection and appointment of Patrolman and Patrolwoman as well as the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Omnibus Guidelines in the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines; otherwise, they would be subjected to administrative sanctions. NAPOLCOM.GOV.PH