Saturday, February 20, 2010

70 New Police Recruits Sworn In

The latest intake of PNP members which includes seven women and 63 men had their oath taking in Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City after passing series of physical, mental and medical tests.

The 70 new recruits stood in front of Police Regional Director Lino Calingasan and some Police Regional Office 13 officials in a ceremony held on February 15, 2010 and swore to serve the community, safeguard lives and property and protect the innocent against deception and crimes.

Deputy Regional Director for Administration Police Chief Supt. Nelson Nario revealed, there were a total of 363 applied for the 2nd Semester of 2009 Attrition Quota.

Of these numbers, 252 survived the Agility Test but after the Neuro-Psychiatric tests, only 90 applicants were left until it was narrowed down to only 70 who were deemed qualified for the Police Officer 1 rank.

Police Regional Director Lino Calingasan in his speech emphasized, that the Regional Screening Committee chaired by DRDA Nelson Nario has complied a strict recruitment process without biases and political colours.

After the oath taking ceremony, the 70 new police recruits immediately were sent in to Lipata Training Center to undergo intense 6-month police training before integrating fully to the PNP force for their frontline duties.

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