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Don’t fall for persons offering help for entry into PNP, Sinas tells applicants

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief, General Debold M. Sinas, yesterday called anew on all police applicants to be wary of unscrupulous persons who will claim they can facilitate their entry into the force in exchange for money.

Mamang Pulis“Do not fall for the modus operandi of some persons who claim to have connections to facilitate the entry of recruits into the PNP since our recruitment system had practically eliminated windows for “human intervention” in all stages from the documentation, general knowledge and aptitude test, medical examination, neuro-psychiatric screening, drug-testing, and agility test,” the top cop said.

According to Sinas, all PNP recruits are nameless and recognized only as digital barcodes by an automated data-processing system. “Besides, there is no need for police applicants to shell out any amount to be recruited into the PNP, because it is a form of public service,” he underscored.

As a matter of policy, all police applicants have to pass a series of Physical, Medical and Dental Examinations (PMDE) being administered by the PNP Health Service apart from the Psychological and Psychiatric Examination (PPE) which evaluates an individual’s overall psychological fitness and tolerance to stress.

It is also a pre-requisite for cadet applicants to further advance to other test parameters requires for admission into the PNP Academy.

Further tests consist of the following: Psychological and psychiatric examination, Physical/medical/dental exams, Drug test, Physical fitness test, Background investigation, and Panel interview

These tests are sequential, such that an applicant who fails in an earlier stage will not be allowed to proceed to the next stage. The PNP Directorate for Intelligence is in charge of conducting a Complete Background Investigation (CBI) on all applicants as part of the rigid admission process.

The PNP chief issued the warning anew in the aftermath of the arrest of a fake pastor accused of demanding money from police applicants in Eastern Visayas in Calbayog City last Friday.

Paulo Mendoza, a 36-year-old resident of Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur was arrested by agents of the PNP Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group in Calbayog City last Friday while Sinas was visiting the area.

In 2018, the PNP also expanded its internal cleansing program to include applicants to the police force by launching a nationwide database which shows the applicants’ medical results.

Officials said the program will prevent corrupt PNP applicants. Called the Robust, Neuro-psychiatric, Medical, and Dental Screening System (RONMEDDS), the system is the PNP leadership’s answer to some applicants known for bribing officers to change the results of failed medical exams so they can be accepted into the PNP.

The system, the PNP leadership said ensures to stop corruption at the root of recruitment process of police applicants amid findings that some of the would-be policemen are already using corrupt practices even at the early stage of their recruitment.

Under the new system, medical results of all applicants will be stored in a computer database. The results have been barcoded to make the findings irreversible since no one can manipulate the barcoding.

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Alfred P. Dalizon
Author of the ‘Mamang Pulis’ series and Crame Files | A Journal Group reporter since 1988 and recipient of dozens of national awards from the PNP/DILG/PDEA/DDB/NAPOLCOM and the private sector | Winner of two (2) prestigious Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) for Best Investigative Report | A Finalist for another CMMA Best Investigative Report | A 3-time Journal Group Employee and Top Reporter of the Year