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Philippine National Police(PNP) Recruitment 2023-2024

Official Philippine National Police(PNP) Recruitment Process 2023-2024

We are pleased to inform you about PNP Recruitment Process 2023-2024 | read full details below

The Philippine National Police is the armed national police force in the Philippines. Its national headquarters is located at Camp Crame in Bagong Lipunan ng Crame, Quezon City. Currently, it has 220,000 personnel.
Abbreviation: PNP
Police officers: 220,000
Headquarters: Quezon City, Philippines
Founded: 29 January 1991
Parent agency: Department of the Interior and Local Government via National Police Commission


  • A citizen of the Philippines;
  • A person of good moral character;
  • Must have passed the Physical Agility Test, Neuro-Psychological Examination, General Physical and Dental Examination as well as Drug Test to be administered by the PNP for the purpose of determining physical and mental health;
  • Must possess a formal baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution of learning;
  • Must be eligible in accordance with the standards set by NAPOLCOM;
  • Must have not been dishonorably discharged from military employment or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government;
  • Must have not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude;
  • 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;
  • 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
  • Must not be less than twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) years of age upon take oath.


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: Provided, that PNP members who are already in the service upon the effectivity of RA 8551 shall be given at least two (2) years to obtain the minimum education qualification and one (1) year to satisfy the weight requirement.

Orientation of Applicants – Photo: PNP RSS

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ü  RA 6506 (Criminologist)

ü  Civil Service Professional (CSP)

ü  PO1 Entrance Exam (NAPOLCOM & CSC)

ü  RA 1080 (Board Passer, Med Doctor, Engineering, Teacher etc..)

ü  PD 907



The Regional Director shall establish an Ad Hoc Screening Committee in each provincial office that shall be responsible for the widest dissemination of vacancies in the area and determination of the fitness of police applicants.


The Screening Committee shall be composed as follows:

  1. City/Municipal Screening Committee• Vice-Mayor designated as Chairman
  • DILG CLGOO/MLGO as Vice-Chairman
  • POC Member from the Academe designated as Member
  • City Director (for City Level)/Chief of Police (Municipal Level) and Member
  1. Provincial Screening Committee

The Chief Assistant Provincial Director for Administration or any PNP Senior Officer in the province designated by the Provincial Director.

  • NAPOLCOM Official to be designated by the NAPOLCOM Regional Director
  • Private citizen of known probity and integrity in the province to be designated by the Provincial Governor
  • PLEB Chairman in the locality where the selection will be undertaken
  • PPOC Representative to be designated by the PPOC Chairman


  1. Regional Screening Committee
  • PNP Deputy – Regional Director for Administration or any PNP Senior Officer in the Regional Command designated by the PNP Regional Director – Chairman


  • NAPOLCOM Senior Official in the Regional Office to be designated by the Regional Director
  • Private citizen of know probity and integrity in the region to be designated by the Provincial Governor of the province where the Regional Command Headquarters is situated.
  • PLEB Chairman in the locality where the selection will be undertaken
  • RPOC Representative to be designated by the RPOC Chairman

Additional Screening and Recruitment Committees, however, may be constituted by the PNP General Headquarters to facilitate expeditious and efficient processing of applications, provided the herein required membership shall be followed.



  1. Preliminary Interview/Screening– A point system shall be applied in the assessment and evaluation of the measurable qualification standards possessed by an individual applicant. The applicant shall be interviewed personally by the Screening Committee. If the applicant qualifies, he/she shall be required to present or accomplish the following:



Minimum Points

Maximum Points







Physical Agility Test



Final Interview






Additional Points are given for those with MasteralLLB units, graduates with honors and with multiple eligibilities (maximum 30 points)

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  1. Physical Agility Test(15 pts) – The Screening Committee shall require the applicant to undergo a physical agility test designed to determine whether or not he possesses the required coordination, strength and speed of movement necessary for service.


The PAT is composed of the following events done in sequential order:

(b.1) 1 Minute Push-up with a passing score of 35 repetitions for males and 25 repetitions for females (bench push-up); 

Photo: PNP RSS

(b.2) 1 Minute Sit-ups (35 reps for male and 25 reps for female); and 

Photo: PNP RSS

(b.3) 3- Kilometer run (19 mins for male and 21 mins for female).

Photo: PNP RSS

Photo: PNP RSS

Physical Agility Test is one of the requirements by the PNP in order to evaluate the physical qualification of these aspiring Patrolman/woman applicants whether he or she possesses the required condition such as strength and speed applicable in the service. The Screening Committee composed of personnel from RPHRDD and Regional Health Service took the lead as the screening committee.


Physical Agility Test:

Maximum Total – 100 pts

Passing Score: – 75 pts

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  1. Psychological and/or Neuro Psychiatric Test– To exclude applicants who may be suffering from any mental disorder, the applicant shall take a psychological and/or neuro-psychiatric test to be administered by the PNP, or any duly recognized institution and meet all the requirements in paragraph (a) above.


  1. Character and Background Investigation– The Screening Committee shall cause an intensive investigation to be conducted on the character and background of the applicant with the view of determining his character reputation and possible involvement in any questionable or criminal activities as well as his propensity toward violence or use of force.


  1. Physical/Menta/Dental Examination– In order to determine whether or not the applicant is in good health, free from any contagious diseases, a physical and medical examination must be conducted by the city/municipal health officer or PNP medical officer after he/she qualified for a preliminary interview.

Photo: PNP RSS

  1. Final interview(25 pts) – The Screening Committee shall interview the qualified applicant for suitability for police work. The interview shall aid in determining likeableness, affability, attitude towards work, outside interest, forcefulness, conversational ability, disagreeable mannerisms, etc.

Photo: PNP RSS

Photo: PNP RSS

  1. Oath-Taking– After the final deliberation and through selection among the qualified applicants, the successful applications shall take their oath of Office.

Photo: PNP RSS

  1. Probationary– period of at least twelve (12) months.

The New Patrolman/woman must undergo the Public Safety Basic Recruit Course (PSBRC) and Field Training Program in order to attain permanent status.



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