CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – Three hundred police recruits of the Philippine National Police took their oath on December 11 prior to their departure to train in Aringay, La Union.
Senior Supt. Moro Virgilio M. Lazo, Deputy Regional Director for Administration who represented Chief Supt. Ricardo C. Marquez, PRO1 director in the ceremony, disclosed that 276 of the successful PNP applicants came from Region 1 while 27 came from Police Regional Office-Cordillera.
In his message read by Lazo, Marquez congratulated the new set of temporary Police Officer 1 and reminded them to train hard in order to be physically, mentally and spiritually prepared for police works, and become professional competent public servants who possess high standard of morality and discipline.
He added that all new police recruits must undergo Public Safety Basic Recruit Course (PSBRC) at the Regional Training School 1 in Aringay for 6 months to acquire the fundamentals of police matters and a Field Training Program (FTP) for another 6months in cities or municipalities within Region 1 to have an actual observation and experience in the fields of basic traffic, patrol and first responder.
Lazo challenged the recruits to be well-prepared especially for the rigid physical training in preparation of their deployment to various units to combat crimes and criminals in the localities.
Lazo, also the chairperson of the Regional Screening Committee (RSC), said that out of 303 applicants, 229 males and 74 females passed the strict adherence of the revised standard qualifications of the selection and recruitment process.
The other RSC officers are Ms. Evangeline R. Almirante, NAPOLCOM Representative, Ms. Corazon G. Salindong, Ms. Nora R. Penaflor and PSSupt. Nestor E. Felix, Chief, Regional Personnel and Human Resources Development Division.
During the recruitment process, the new officers were subjected to intelligence quotient (IQ) test, neuro-psychiatric test, drug test, medical/dental examinations, agility test, background investigations, and a final screening interview.
The new police officers will be receiving a monthly basic pay of P14,834.00 exclusive of allowances while undergoing training.#