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PNP welcomes new police recruits

MANILA, Philippines – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) welcomed into its fold yesterday at least 723 new police recruits.

NCRPO director Chief Superintendent Nicanor Bartolome administered the oath-taking ceremony of the new police recruits who would undergo a grueling six-month Public Safety Basic Recruit Course (PSBRC).

After graduating from their PSBRC training, the recruits would undergo another six-month Field Training Program (FTP) under the NCR Training School before they would be integrated to the NCRPO headquarters and its five police districts.

The recruits’ families and friends witnessed the activity held at the NCRPO grandstand in Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City at 10 a.m. yesterday.

Bartolome said that a total of 1,442 applicants vied for the 2010 NCRPO Recruitment Program where at least 1,247 were males while 195 were females.

After a series of test and validation, only 723 applicants (635 males and 88 females) were successful, according to the Regional Screening Committee headed by Chief Superintendent George Regis, deputy director for operations of the NCRPO. Other members of the recruitment committee were Director Cynthia Navarro, of the National Police Commission (Napolcom), Assistant Regional Director Virgilio Castro of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Edwin Bulaclac, of the Regional Peace and Order Council, and Vicky Stohner, of the women’s sector.

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Bartolome said the recruits underwent a battery of physical, neuro-psychiatric, drug, medical and dental tests after a tough written general knowledge examination.

They also underwent character and background investigation and only those who were finally cleared were allowed in the final interview.

In his short message, DILG-NCR Regional Director Renato Brion encouraged the new police recruits to give utmost dedication in serving the public.

“The country is now experiencing economic growth brought about by the favorable peace and security climate. It is critical that the police maintain the positive conditions to carry on the momentum of change and development under PNoy’s administration” Brion added.

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