General Qualifications for Appointment. – No person shall be appointed as officer or member of the PNP unless he or she possesses the following minimum qualifications:
a) A citizen of the Philippines;
b) A person of good moral conduct;
c) Must have passed the psychiatric/psychological, drug and physical tests to be administered by the PNP or by any NAPOLCOM accredited government hospital for the purpose of determining physical and mental health;
d) Must possess a formal baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution of learning;
e) Must be eligible in accordance with the standards set by the Commission;
f) Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military employment or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the Government;
g) Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude;
h) Must be at least one meter and sixty-two centimeters (1.62 m.) in height for male and one meter and fifty-seven centimeters (1.57 m.) for female;
i) Must weigh not more or less than five kilograms (5 kgs.) from the standard weight corresponding to his or her height, age, and sex; and
j) For a new applicant, must not be less than twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) years of age: except for the last qualification, the above-enumerated qualifications shall be continuing in character and an absence of any one of them at any given time shall be a ground for separation or retirement from the service:
Waivers for Initial Appointments to the PNP. – The age, height, weight, and educational requirements for initial appointment to the PNP may be waived only when the number of qualified applicants fall below the minimum annual quota: Provided, That an applicant shall not be below twenty (20) nor over thirty-five (35) years of age: Provided, further, That any applicant not meeting the weight requirement shall be given reasonable time but not exceeding six (6) months within which to comply with the said requirement: Provided, finally, That a waiver for height requirement shall be automatically granted to applicants belonging to the cultural communities.
Selection Criteria Under the Waiver Program. – The selection of applicants under the Waiver Program shall be subject to the following minimum criteria:
a) Applicants who possess the least disqualification shall take precedence over those who possess more disqualifications.
b) The requirements shall be waived in the following order: (a) age, (b) height, (c) weight, and (d) education.
The Commission shall promulgate rules and regulations to address other situations arising from the waiver of the entry requirements.
Nature of Appointment Under a Waiver Program. – Any PNP uniformed personnel who is admitted due to the waiver of the educational or weight requirements shall be issued a temporary appointment pending the satisfaction of the requirement waived. Any member who will fail to satisfy any of the waived requirements within the specified time periods under Section 13 of RA 8551 shall be dismissed from the service.
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NAPOLCOM MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR 2007-009 - PRESCRIBING THE PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES FOR THE RECRUITMENT, SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT OF PNP UNIFORMED PERSONNEL AND TERMINATION OF SERVICE OF NEWLY APPOINTED POLICE OFFICER 1 (PO1) WHILE STILL IN TEMPORARY STATUS
NAPOLCOM MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR 2011-01 - AMENDING ITEM I, SECTION II OF MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 2007-009 ENTITLED "PRESCRIBING THE PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES FOR THE RECRUITMENT, SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT OF PNP UNIFORMED PERSONNEL AND TERMINATION OF SERVICE OF NEWLY APPOINTED POLICE OFFICER 1 (PO1) WHILE STILL IN TEMPORARY STATUS"