50 rookie cops take oath as AKG members

MANILA A total of 50 police recruits took their oath as new members of the Philippine National Police � Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG).

In a statement released Thursday, AKG spokesperson, Lt. Col. Elmer Cereno, said AKG director, Col. Jonnel Estomo, administered the mass oath-taking of new police recruits in a simple ceremony in Camp Crame on Wednesday.

Estomo said the new recruits should consider this activity as a golden opportunity as the AKG's recruitment and screening process is strict.

He also noted the importance of the presence of families, relatives, and friends of the police recruits during their oath-taking.

Cereno said 148 people had applied to the AKG but only 78 applicants reportedly underwent the sequential stages of recruitment, such as the physical agility test; psychiatric/psychological examination; physical, medical and dental examination; drug test; and character background investigation.

Only 42 applicants have successfully passed the sequential stages of recruitment and (were) recommended for Committee Deliberation, Cereno said.

He said that after due deliberation conducted by the committee, the 42 qualified applicants composed of 12 females and 30 males were screened and selected for the regular quota.

Cereno said the remaining eight applicants seven females, and one male � were filled up by the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management to complete the 50 quota personnel for AKG. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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