NIR to Get 850 New Cops this Year

Negros Island Region (NIR) will get an additional 850 police officers this year as part of the Philippine National Police hiring 10,000 new officers nationwide.

The recruitment of new police personnel is part of the 2017 Police Officer 1 Recruitment Program of Police chief Ronaldo de la Rosa.

The Police Regional Office 18 said that of the 10,000 quota for regular recruitment, 8,700 have been allocated for Public Safety Forces, while 1,300 are earmarked for other PNP units.

For the Negros Island Region quota, 150 of the 850 recruitment slots are for PO1 by Police Regional Office 18.

According to Rogelio Casurao, Vice Chair and Executive Officer of the National Police Commission the regular recruitment quota is “usually calculated to strengthen public safety forces in identified police regional offices, and is therefore based on the peace and order situation in these areas.”

In a memorandum, it released recently, the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management reminded all police regional offices that excess applicants for PO1 Recruitment Program last year, “will be given priority in the latest recruitment.”

It added that the number of female applicants shall not be less than 10 percent but not more than 20 percent of the annual quota, depending on the needs of the recruiting office.

Candidates for PO1 are required to sign an affidavit of undertaking that they will be assigned at Public Safety Forces for at least five years, it also added.

The PNP is now accepting on line applications for initial processing and evaluation.*( Eugene Y. Adiong)