PNP hiring 15,000 cops this 2018

More cops will enjoy the double pay as the PNP is set to recruit 15,000 police officers this year.

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) is planning to recruit an additional 15,000 cops for this year.

This was disclosed by Deputy Director Archie Francisco Gamboa, PNP Directorial Staff Chief Staff, in a report by Radyo Pilipinas Monday.

He added that 10,000 will be new recruits for the force while the remaining 5,000 will serve as replacement for those who have retired, dismissed or gone absent without leave.


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Gamboa said the recruitment is line with efforts to achieve the police-to-citizen of 1 to 500. At present, there are about 187,000 police officers or just enough for the 1 to 651 ratio.

He said that the basic requirements to become a police officer are bachelor’s degree or PRC license holder, and minimum 5’4 in height for males and 5’2 for females.

PNP Spokesman CSupt Dionardo Carlos initially said that they are expecting more applicants now that the salary of the entry level is almost P30,000.

Also today, Napolcom has released the list of passers of October 2017 PNP Entrance and Promotionals Exams.(By Priam Nepomuceno, PNA)

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