THE Philippine National Police (PNP) welcomed on Monday, February 19, 295 licensed professionals, including medical doctors and lawyers, as new Police Commissioned Officers.
PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa administered the oath of office to the new commissioned officers after the regular Monday flag raising ceremony at Camp Crame, Quezon City.
Police Director Rene Aspera, director of the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) said the new officers include 27 lawyers and five medical doctors who were appointed to the initial rank of Police Senior Inspector with a basic monthly salary of P56,582 and subsistence allowance, clothing allowance, quarters allowance, hazard pay, cost of living allowance and additional compensation.
Also among the newly-inducted police officers were 13 dentists, two psychologists, 24 forensic chemists, 85 nurses, 11 civil engineers, three electrical engineers, two architects, 22 information technology officers and 18 electronics and communication engineers who were appointed to the initial rank of Police Inspector with a basic monthly salary of P49,528.00 with other allowances and fringe benefits.
Aspera said the new commissioned officers will be assigned to various regional offices, National Operational Support Units at Camp Crame, and other technical services of the PNP.
He said the newly-appointed PNP officers will undergo the mandatory Officers' Basic Course and Field Training Program before reporting to their respective assignments.
Aspera 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 authorized by the National Police Commission. (SunStar Philippines)