A government career with the PNP will mean many things to you: opportunity to make a real difference to the people in your community; variety of work and assignments; satisfaction with your career; and, pride in being part of one of the noble professionnal organization. There has never been a better time to join the Philippine National Police. The following links to Recruitment and Selection Division of the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) provide the most current in-depth information concerning open positions, job requirements, salaries and benefits. If you have further questions, please contact a PNP Recruiter at (632) 721-9685 / (632) 723-0401 to 20 local 4511, 4501.
Under the Civil Service Commission, each department and agency shall evolve its own screening process, which may include tests or fitness, in accordance with standards and guidelines set.
In order to insure the quality of personnel entering the police service and strengthen the foundation of the police professionalization, a standard procedure for recruitment and selection of PNP uniformed personnel is hereby established:
General Qualification for Appointment
No person shall be appointed as non-officer of the PNP unless he/she possesses the following minimum qualifications:
An individual can also be issued temporary appointment if he met all the above requirements except fro the enumerated eligibility as long as he posses a Civil Service Sub-Professional Eligibility. However, temporary appointment must be renewed within one year, if not, his services will be automatically terminated.
All documents submitted must be authenticated by appropriate authorities. Waivers for age, height, weight and education is also allowed as provided for under RA 8551.
The Chief of the PNP shall establish a Screening Committee in each provincial, district and regional office that shall be responsible for the widest dissemination of vacancies in the area and determination of the fitness of police applicants.
The Screening Committee shall be composed as follows
a. Provincial Screening Committee:
b. Regional Screening Committee
c. National Screening Committee
Additional Screening and Recruitment Committees, however, may be constituted by the PNP General Headquarters to facilitate expeditious and efficient processing of applications, provided the herein required membership shall be followed.
a. Preliminary Interview – The applicant shall be interviewed personally by the Screening Committee. If the applicant qualifies, he/she shall be required to present or accomplish the following:
b. Physical Agility Test – The Screening Committee shall require the applicant to undergo a physical agility test designed to determine whether or not he possesses the required coordination, strength and speed of movement necessary for service, as follows:
Physical Agility Test:
Maximum Total - 100 pts
Passing: Men - 70 pts
Women - 50 pts
100 Meter Runs
17.0 sec or less - 18 pts 19.0 sec or less - 18 pts
17.1 to 18.0 sec - 15 pts 19.1 to 20.0 sec - 15 pts
18.1 to 19.0 sec - 12 pts 20.1 to 21.0 sec - 12 pts
19.1 and over - 0 pt 21.1 sec or over - 0 pt
5. Pick-up and carry on shoulder (45 kilo weight for men, 20 kilo weight for women) walking 25 meters up and down, not dropping - 18 pts
c. Psychological and/or Neuro Psychiatric Test – To exclude applicants who may be suffering from any mental disorder, the applicant shall take a psychological and/or neuro-psychiatric test to be administered by the PNP, NBI or any duly recognized institution and meet all the requirements in paragraph (a) above.
d. Character and Background Investigation – The Screening Committee shall cause an intensive investigation to be conducted on the character and background of the applicant with the view of determining his character reputation and possible involvement in any questionable or criminal activities as well as his propensity toward violence or use of force.
e. Physical and Mental Examination – In order to determine whether or not the applicant is in good health, free from any contagious diseases, a physical and medical examination must be conducted by the city/municipal health officer or PNP medical officer after he/she qualified for preliminary interview.
f. Final interview – The Screening Committee shall interview the qualified applicant for suitability for police work. The interview shall aid in determining likeableness, affability, attitude towards work, outside interest, forcefulness, conversational ability, disagreeable mannerism, etc.
g. Probationary – period of at least twelve (12) months.
Requirement in the Processing of Appointment
a. Original Appointments – The following are the requirements necessary for original appointments:
b. Renewal of Temporary Appointments
Guidelines on Probability Period
All PNP members appointed to permanent status in entry level grade shall undergo a mandatory one (1) year probability period. During this period, the services of PNP personnel so appointed may be terminated due to unsatisfactory conduct or performance at any time. The termination of services shall be done with utmost objectivity and impartiality with the end in view of affording the PNP members concerned the right to due process and equal protection of laws. In general, termination shall be in the nature of summary administrative proceedings.
a. Grounds for Termination of Services:
* Grave Administrative Offenses
* Lack of Aptitude in the Service – this shall refer to any of the following circumstances:
b. Termination Authorities
The PNP Director General, the PNP Regional Directors, including the NCR Director are designated Termination Authorities for all members of the PNP undergoing probability period, except that officer members shall be terminated only by the Director General.
c. Termination Procedures
d. Appeal Procedure
LATERAL ENTRY (INSP/SINSP)
Pursuant to Section 30 and 33 of Republic Act 6975 and in reference to NAPOLCOM Circular No. 92-015 dated November 26, 1992, hereby promulgated are the Rules and Regulation/Standing Operating Procedures in the Processing of Applicant for Lateral Entry
Persons qualified to apply for Lateral Entry in the PNP Technical and Operation Support Units
Waivers for Initial Appointment
The age, height and weight requirements for initial appointment to the PNP via Lateral Entry maybe waived only when the number of qualified applicants fall below the minimum annual quota and provided that an applicant shall not be below 20 years nor over 35 years of age.
Appointment of Officers into the PNP via Lateral Entry
In general, all entrance appointment to the officers' ranks in the PNP shall commence with the rank of Inspector, including those with highly technical qualifications applying for the PNP technical services, such as dentists, nurses, engineers, optometrists and graduates of forensic sciences. Doctors of medicine, members of the Bar and chaplains shall be appointed to the rank of Senior Inspector in their particular technical service.
Lateral Entry Board
There shall be created Lateral Entry Board in the Headquarters Philippine National Police which shall evaluate the qualifications of applicants for lateral entry and which shall submit its recommendations to the Chief, PNP for approval
Deputy Chief PNP for Admin - Chairman
DPRM - Vice-Chairman
DC - Member
DI - Member
DHRDD - Member
Chief, RSD, ODPRM - Member / Recorder
Directors, NSUs - Special Members (as applicable)
The Headquarters Philippine National Police thru DPRM shall declare the quota for Lateral Entry during the first quarter of the year for approval of the Chief, PNP. Once approved, DPRM shall announce the acceptance of applications.