1,014 licensed professionals joins PNP Officer corps

December 14, 2012 11:03 pm 

MANILA, Dec. 14 — At least 1,014 licensed professionals were inducted into the Officer Corps of the Philippine National Police (PNP) as the outgoing PNP Chief Nicanor Bartolome on Friday formally administered the 489 new Police Commissioned Officers stationed at the National Headquarters

"These new breed of leaders shall echo our mutual responsibilities to serve our people with Serbisyong Tapat at may Pagkukusa in all levels of command. Before I retire, it is my honor as your Chief PNP to induct these leaders into the PNP Officer Corps," Bartolome said during simple ceremonies in Camp Crame, Quezon City which also has simultaneous oath-taking ceremonies were also held in some Police Regional Offices..

According to Police Director Elpidio Z. De Asis Jr., PNP Director for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM), the 1,014 licensed professionals were commissioned into the PNP Officer Corps under the 2012 Lateral Entry Program to fill-up requirements for more Police Commissioned Officers in lower units.

The newly-inducted Police Commissioned Officers are composed of five lawyers, three medical officers and two chaplains. They were appointed to the initial rank of Police Senior Inspector with a basic monthly salary of P35,312.00, with subsistence allowance, clothing allowance, quarters allowance, hazard pay, cost of living allowance, and other compensation.

Appointed to the initial rank of Police Inspector were 978 Line Officers, seven forensic chemists, 11 Nurses, and eight Communication and Electronics Officers. They will receive a basic monthly salary of P32,341.00 with other allowances and fringe benefits.

De Asis said the newly-appointed Police Commissioned Officers will undergo the mandatory Officers' Basic Course and Field Training Program before reporting to their respective assignments. (PNA)

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