The public is hereby informed that the so-called NAPOLCOM Examination Review Center is not in any way connected with the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM).
The NAPOLCOM has not accredited any review center to conduct review classes nor published examination materials for the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examination.
7.63% pass PNP entrance exam
June 20, 2017
A total of 2,026 or 7.63% out of the 26,561 examinees passed the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance Exam conducted by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on April 23, 2017 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide.
This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao as the Commission released the partial list of successful examinees in the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations [Police Officer (PO) and Senior Police Officer (SPO) categories only].
Vice-Chairman Casurao added that out of the 6,634 who took the PO Exam, 2,440 (36.78%) passed while 2,648 (33.87%) out of the 7,819 examinees hurdled the SPO Exam. The results of the Police Inspector and Police Superintendent exam categories shall be released soon.
“The immediate release of the results of police exams is in consonance with the Commission’s commitment with the PNP and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to make the examination results in synch with the police recruitment process,” Casurao said.
According to Casurao, the overall passing percentage rate of 7.63% in the PNP entrance examination is significantly lower compared to last October 16, 2016 exam passing percentage of 11.57%.
“The low passing rate in the entrance exam may be attributed to the Commission’s continuous upgrading of standards on its police examinations in line with its sustained effort to professionalize the PNP by ensuring that only the best and most qualified individuals are admitted in the police service,” Casurao said.
Vice-Chairman Casurao reiterates the Commission’s earlier warning for applicants of the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations not to commit any form of examination irregularity, such as cheating, impersonation, perjury or violation of examination rules, since the NAPOLCOM has a computer system that keeps track of the answer patterns of examinees.
Atty. Casurao said that the list of successful examinees will be posted at the NAPOLCOM central office located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., Edsa Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph. Individual reports of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results will be entertained at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide in July 2017.
NAPOLCOM okays recruitment of 545 professionals into the PNP
June 20, 2017
The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently authorized the recruitment of professionals with highly technical qualifications for lateral entry into the police service.
NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission en banc approved Resolution No. 2017-229 dated May 31, 2017 granting the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) the authority to fill 545 vacancies for the ranks of Police Senior Inspector and Police Inspector under the PNP CY 2017 Lateral Entry Program.
“The PNP Lateral Entry Program is aimed at strengthening the corps of Technical Service Officers in the police service,” Casurao said.
Out of the 545 vacancies in the various technical services of the PNP, 182 are for Police Senior Inspector (equivalent to Captain in the military) and 363 are for Police Inspector (equivalent to Lieutenant).
The quota distribution for Police Senior Inspector is broken down, as follows: 100 Lawyers, 48 Medical Doctors and 34 Priests, Imams or Pastors.
For the rank of Police Inspector, the PNP needs 85 Registered Nurses, 50 Psychologists, 54 Dentists, 50 Forensic Chemist/Chemical Engineers, 50 Criminologists, 18 Electronics and Communications Engineers, 40 Information Technology specialists, 11 Civil Engineers, three (3) Electrical Engineers and two (2) Architects.
“The Chief of Office or Unit and the members of the Lateral Entry Board and the Screening and Selection Committee, including the head and members of the Secretariat, who shall fail to strictly observe and comply with the rules and procedures on appointment of police personnel shall be dealt with under existing rules and regulations,” Atty. Casurao said.