|PNP OFFICERS MUST CLIMB 10-STOREYS TO GET POST|
Published by PIO (National Headquarters)
Police officers aspiring for higher positions must, literally “work their way up the ladder.”
Starting July this year, police officers seeking assignment to key positions will have to pass the 10-storey ascension test to determine their physical qualification for the job.
PNP Chief, Director General Jesus A Verzosa announced that the mandatory 10-storey ascension test is designed to determine the “physical capability of officers in performing the duties of their desired position”.
“We need to infuse additional qualifications for candidates to key positions,” Verzosa told personnel and human resource development officers from the police regional offices and national support units during a conference in Camp Crame on Thursday.
He said officers assigned to key positions in the Directorial Staff, National Support Units, Police Regional Offices, and other Line units in the Provincial, City and Municipal levels must “possess the extra physical capability to perform the duties and function required of the position”.
The Directorate for Human Resource and Doctrine Development (DHRDD) has approved the parameters and mechanics of the test that involves timed ascent thru the stairwell of a 10-storey building. The test is supervised by PNP fitness instructors and medical personnel from the PNP Health Service.
The 10-storey ascension test standard is 2mins and 45 seconds for Directors of DIPO, NSU/Regional and Disterict Directors; 2 minutes and 30 seconds for Provincial and City Directors; and 2 minutes and 15 seconds for Commanders of Public Safety Management Forces and Municipal and City Chiefs of Police.
Aside from the ascension test for officers, all PNP personnel are also required to undergo a semestral Physical Fitness Test (PFT) administered by the DHRDD.
During the same occasion, Verzosa announced that all PNP personnel arrested for gunban violation during the election period will be made to undergo re-training.
The Chief PNP instructed the Director For Personnel and Records Management to issue orders reassigning police gunban violators to the PNP Training Service to undergo re-training and values re-orientation.
Since January 10 until election day on May 10, 2010, a total of 102 PNP personnel had been arrested for violation of the Comelec-imposed nationwide gunban.
Verzosa emphasized, the re-training of the errant PNP personnel is without prejudice to the criminal and administrative cases they are facing.
As of latest count, 2,817 gunban violators, composed of 2,554 civilians and 263 government personnel, have been arrested in separate checkpoint and weapons check operations across the country.