MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) will get only “the best and most qualified” as its chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, on Thursday hailed the recruitment of more than 17,000 new police officers this year by the National Police Commission (Napolcom).
Napolcom approved the recruitment of 17,314 new officers to enable the PNP to replenish personnel losses, increase strength, enhance visibility, and improve the police-to-population ratio.
“We will only get the best and most qualified people for the PNP,” Eleazar said in a news release posted in the PNP’s official Facebook account
“Gaya ng ipinangako ko sa aking pag-upo bilang CPNP (Chief PNP), gagamitan natin ng quick response o QR codes ang mga application ng mga gustong mag-pulis. Walang pangalan o mukha. Panay QR code, sa buong application process. (Like what I promised when I assumed as CPNP, we will use the quick response or QR codes on the applications of those who want to be police officers. There will be no names or faces. Just QR codes for the entire application process),” Eleazar said.
The QR code system, Eleazar said, will do away with the “padrino” (patronage) system that influences hiring and guarantee the anonymity of applicants, making it difficult for anybody to interfere.
The Napolcom also reminded members of the Screening and Selection Committee to strictly follow rules on the recruitment process as well as the safety guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force. (PNA)