NAPOLCOM Issues Guidelines on Waivers for PNP Applicants
CAMP BADO DANGWA, La Trinidad Benguet - The Police Regional Office Cordillera has already accepted 971 PNP applicants and are now ready for the Physical and Psychological Examination that includes those with age and height or weight waver.
Thus the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) issued the appropriate policy guidelines on the grant of age, height or weight waver for initial entry of applicants with special qualifications into the police service as prescribed in its memorandum no. 2013-004 dated May 21, 2013.
An applicant who does not meet the age requirement maybe granted a waiver provided that he or she is not younger than 20 years old or older than 35. A waiver of the height requirement maybe granted to male applicants who are at least 1.57 meters tall and to female applicants who are at least 1.52 meters tall. The minimum height requirement for applicants who belong to the indigenous group, duly certified by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) or the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) is 1.52 meters for male applicants and 1.45 meters for female applicants. An applicant granted with a weight waver shall be given a maximum of 6 months to comply with the PNPs requirements.
Those who do not meet the requirements may apply for waivers only if the number of qualified applicants falls below the quota, which is determined at the end of the recruitment process.
The guidelines do not mean that the PNP will be lowering its standards for aspiring uniformed personnel but simply widening the pool of talented people from which the organization can select prospective police officers.
The PNP believes that the grant of waiver is a good opportunity for many Filipino citizens with high degree of commitment, patriotism, courage, hard work, patience, physical fitness and positive attitude who want to render police service to the Filipino people. This will also translate to a wider employment opportunity for qualified Filipino citizens who want to serve the country by being a police officer.
Last Updated (Saturday, 27 July 2013 17:08)