PNP to receive more helicopters this year

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) will be receiving the delivery of three helicopters this year, PNP OIC Police Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa said.

“Year 2020 will see the PNP literally soaring to greater heights with a fleet of ten rotary-wing aircraft that will provide tactical support to ground operations of PNP Units,” Gamboa said.

“At present we have seven (7) operational helicopters currently in service with the PNP-SAF Air Unit,” he noted.

He said that “three more helicopters are due for delivery and acceptance before midyear of this year, including three H-125 helicopters.”

He added that this year the PNP will be recruiting 17,000 police officers.

“On top of the administrative management initiatives for the year is the continued development of the PNP’s greatest resource which is our manpower. For the year, we will welcome 17,000 more personnel into our ranks thru our annual recruitment program,” he said.