More than 47K to take Napolcom police exams

MANILA The National Police Commission (Napolcom) on Friday announced that a total of 47,201 individuals will take the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations on Sunday (Oct. 21) in designated testing centers nationwide.

Napolcom vice chairman and executive officer Rogelio Casurao said 33,860 will take the PNP entrance exam while 13,341 are distributed to the various promotional test categories.

A total of 3,256 of the 33,860 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 2,194 of the 13,341 police examinees for promotional tests shall take the PNP exams in the National Capital Region (NCR) testing centers Makati High School, Pitogo High School, Benigno Aquino High School, and Fort Bonifacio High School, all in Makati City.

Casurao added that 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, Casurao said in a statement.

Applicants are scheduled to proceed to their respective testing centers in the cities of Makati, San Fernando (La Union), Tuguegarao, Angeles (Pampanga), Cabuyao, Imus, Baguio, Calapan, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Calbayog, Pagadian, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Mati (Davao), Koronadal, Butuan, Cotabato, and in the province of Tawi-Tawi (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao).

Applicants for the PNP entrance test should wear a plain white T-shirt/polo shirt, dark pants and shoes while those who will take the promotional tests are required to wear GOA Type B (in field cap, no awards/medals, only accoutrements) or the PNP patrol shirt. Examinees not in the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the examination center.

Examinees should bring their notice of admission, pencil no. 2, black ballpen and any valid identification card with picture and signature. Examinees are also strictly prohibited to bring inside the testing center cellular phones, electronic gadgets, pagers or any two-way radio set, calculators, review materials, explosives, firearms or deadly weapons.

Examinees who will be caught with such gadgets shall be automatically disqualified and, after due investigation, shall be directed to leave the exam center immediately. Regional/provincial testing centers shall not accept firearms for deposit or safekeeping.

As per Napolcom Memorandum Circular No. 2013-007 issued on Oct. 30, 2013, 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. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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