43,823 police officers promoted throughout PH

43,823 police officers promoted throughout PH

By Arwen Pascua

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) announced Tuesday (10 January 2023) the promotion of 43,823 uniformed personnel in 17 Police Regional Offices across the country.

PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo S Azurin Jr formally administered the oath of office to at least 1,172 newly-promoted police officers assigned at the National Headquarters during the “Simultaneous Oath-Taking, Donning and Pinning of Ranks Ceremony” held early this morning at Camp Crame, Quezon City.

The said activity was also synchronously joined via zoom by Police Regional Offices and provincial offices across the country.

Based on the record of the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM), out of the 43,823 promotees under the 2nd Level Uniformed Personnel Regular Promotion for Calendar Year 2022, 406 were promoted to the rank of Police Major; 3,568 were promoted to Police Captain; 273 for Police Lieutenant Colonel; 1,707 Police Executive Master Sergeants (PEMS); 3,507 Police Chief Master Sergeants (PCMS); 3,033 Police Senior Master Sergeants (PSMS); 5,046 Police Master Sergeants (PMSg); 11,711 Police Staff Sergeants (PSSg); and 14,572 were promoted to the rank of Police Corporal (PCpl).

“Your promotion today defines success, and it is anchored with huge opportunity and motivation to further impart your ideals, wisdom, and vision. So, as you move up the career ladder, it is important to remember that with greater authority comes greater accountability. And as future leaders of the PNP, it is your duty to serve as a role model to your fellow officers. A leader with integrity, professionalism, and respect for the law”, PGen Azurin said in his message.

PGen Azurin encouraged all promotees to continue to learn and actively be involved in promoting PNP’s best practices while building strong relationships with peers and the community.

Further, he underscored the relationship between the police and the community, that it should be one of mutual trust and respect working together for a safer and more just society for all.

He also reminded all of the newly-promoted officers that as police officers their duty is not just to enforce the law, but also to build trust and good relationships with the community. Further, they are expected to treat every member of the public with dignity and respect and work to bridge the gaps that may exist.

“Bilang inyong pinuno, inaasahan ko ang inyong kooperasyon sa ating ginagawang internal cleansing program upang tuluyang wakasan ang mga di kanais-nais na pagmamalabis ng ibang kasamahan natin sa serbisyo at iba pang maling gawain na labag sa batas at moralidad — lalong lalo na ang mga nasasangkot sa iligal na droga,” PGen Azurin added.

The regular promotion program of the PNP ensures a streamlined rank structure of the entire 227,000 strong police officers in the organization based on the staffing pattern approved by the National Police Commission. (ai/mtvn)

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