Thousands take police exams

  • Written by Joel dela Torre
  • Published in Nation
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A TOTAL of 46,576 individuals will troop to 22 designated testing centers nationwide today to take the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations for the 2018 calendar year.

National Police Commission (Napolcom) vice chairman and executive officer Atty. Rogelio Casurao warned applicants that committing any form of cheating is unacceptable.

Napolcom Memorandum Circular 2013-007 states that civilian examinees shall be permanently barred from taking the PNP entrance examination. Moreover, if these acts were committed by a police officer, he/she shall be charged with dishonesty and, if found guilty, be meted the penalty of dismissal from the service.

Of the numbers, 31,385 are police wannabes while the 15,191 others are distributed to various promotional test categories.

A total of 2,977 of the 31,385 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 2,575 of the 15,191 police examinees for promotional tests shall take the PNP exams in the National Capital Region (NCR) testing centers, namely, Makati High School, Pitogo High School, Benigno Aquino High School, Fort Bonifacio High School 1 and 2 and Tibagan High School, all in Makati City.

Casurao added that this Sunday’s examinations will cover the qualifying examination for Police Officer 1 and the promotional examinations for Police Officers 2 and 3; Senior Police Officer (for SPO1 to SPO4); Police Inspector (for Inspector and Senior Inspector); and Police Superintendent (for Chief Inspector and Superintendent).

“The PNP entrance examination consists of questions on general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and logical reasoning; while the promotional examinations include general information, police administration and operations, and police customs and tradition/values and ethical standards,” he said.

Applicants are scheduled to proceed to their respective testing centers in the cities of Makati, San Fernando (La Union), Tuguegarao, Angeles (Pampanga), Cabuyao, San Pablo, Calapan, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Calbayog, Pagadian, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Baguio, Butuan, and Cotabato, and in the provinces of Romblon, Occidental Mindoro and Palawan.

Strict compliance with the prescribed dress code is observed.