Philippine National Police (PNP) announced hiring of 7, 400 non-uniformed employees to replace policemen assigned at administrative offices and the armed men will be deployed on the streets in order to increase police visibility.
Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac, PNP-Public Information Office Director noted that interested applicants must have Civil Service eligibility and applicants must comply requirements on designated PNP regional, provincial, city and municipal offices.
Graduates of Information technology (IT) and Communication Electronics are also qualified which will be assigned at Crime statistics registrars to help assist PNP’s radio operations.
“There will be equitable distribution of NUPs (non-uniformed personnel) in the police regional offices, two IT and communication electronics per municipality or city,” Sindac said during a press conference.
President Benigno Aquino III approved the hiring of 7,400 civilian employees of PNP with the recommendation of DILG Secretary Mar Roxas and PNP Chief Director General Alan Purisima.
According to Sindac, the hiring of civilian employees started in December after the Budget and Management (DBM) approved the proposal of PNP.
The 7, 400 applicants to be hired is just the partial number of employees needed which is about half of the 15, 000 civilian employees proposed by PNP to the DBM.
Chief Superintendent also stressed that the first batch of civilian employees who passed the application will be assigned PNP regional offices while the second set of fortunate applicants will be deployed to the National Operational Support Units and National Administrative Support Offices.