Two hundred ninety-five (295) licensed professionals took oath today, February 19, as new Police Commissioned Officers of the Philippine National Police.
PNP Chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” M Dela Rosa, formally administered the Oath of Office to the new Police Commissioned Officers after the regular Monday Flag Raising Ceremony in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
Police Director Rene Aspera, Director for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) said the 295 licensed professionals were commissioned into the PNP Officer Corps under the 2017 Lateral Entry program to fill-up requirements for more Technical Service Officers in National Support Units.
Among the newly-inducted Police Commissioned Officers were 27 lawyers and five (5) medical doctors. They were appointed to the initial rank of Police Senior Inspector with a basic monthly salary of P56,582.00 and subsistence allowance, clothing allowance, quarters allowance, hazard pay, cost of living allowance, and additional compensation.
Appointed to the initial rank of Police Inspector were, 13 dentists, two psychologists, 24 forensic chemists, 85 nurses, 11 civil engineers, three electrical engineers, two architects, 22 Information Technology Officers, and 18 Communication and Electronics Officers. They will receive a basic monthly salary of P49,528.00 with other allowances and fringe benefits.
Aspera said the new police commissioned officers will be assigned to the Police Regional Offices, National Operational Support Units at Camp Crame, and other Technical Services of the PNP.
He also said the newly-appointed PNP officers will undergo the mandatory Officers' Basic Course and Field Training Program before reporting to their respective assignments.
PDIR Aspera explained the PNP was authorized by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) to appoint new Police Commissioned Officers from the ranks of Police Non-Commissioned Officers (234), Non-Uniformed Personnel (12), and Civilians (49) under the 2017 Lateral Entry Program.