617 new cops begin 6-month training in Davao

Published November 11, 2018, 4:56 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By the Philippine News Agency

DAVAO CITY – Over 600 rookie police officers began their six-month training, following their oath-taking Saturday at Camp Sgt. Quintin Merecido in Barangay Catitipan here.


Of the 617 new recruits, 488 were men while 128 were women. They will form part of the Police Regional Office-11 (PRO-11) regular recruitment program for 2018. They are joining the police ranks as Police Officer 1 with a basic monthly salary of P29,668, aside from allowances and other non-cash benefits.

The new recruits will undergo rigorous training under the Public Safety Basic Recruit Course. For six months, they will be physically and mentally prepared to remove their civilian mentality and embrace a regimented world.

Chief Supt. Marcelo Morales, PRO-11 director, called on the 617 newly-recruited policemen to be “responsible protectors of the people.”

Morales also emphasized the virtues of discipline, teamwork, and commitment in his speech during the oath-taking ceremony on Saturday.

“You are already a government property subject to rules and regulations of the PNP,” the PRO-11 chief told the trainees.

Morales said the PNP will not hesitate to dismiss any erring police personnel from the service.

Morales also advised the trainers to give their best in molding the recruits, “so that after the training, they will be prepared and responsible police officers to serve and protect the people to the best of their ability.”

Morales also urged their families to give their full moral support to the new police officers to motivate them to do good and be efficient and effective in their chosen career.