How to become a Police Officer in the Philippines – PNP Requirements

What are the requirements to become a police in the Philippine National Police a.k.a. PNP? To become a policeman in the country you must meet the criteria and requirements listed below. I gathered the information from NAPOLCOM.

Working as a police officer in the PNP gives rewarding benefits, compensation and generous retirement pension. The salaries are good enough and the security is stronger than working in a private firm because you will be working in the government – means bankruptcy is unlikely to occur. The government will always have budget for all PNP personnel no matter what happens.

How to become a Police Officer in the Philippines?

If you are a cadet of PNPA (Philippine National Police Academy), pass the qualifying exam and training to become an official police.

If you are a graduate from a college or university and have a Bachelor’s Degree, take the PNP Entrance Examination (NAPOLCOM Entrance Exam). If you passed the exam, you will have the eligibility appropriate for the appointment to the rank of PO1 (Police Officer 1) as prescribed by Section 30 in the RA 6975, amended by republic Act 8551. The requirements for the qualifying exam are:

  • Must be a Filipino citizen

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  • Not less than 21 years old but not more than 30 years old
  • At least 1.62 meters height (Male) / 1.57 (Female)
  • At least 1.52 meters height (Male) / 1.45 (Female) if member of Indigenous communities
  • With Bachelor’s Degree

After you passed the exam, you can apply for a position at the NAPOLCOM. The appointment and recruitment requirements for police officer are:

  • Must be a Filipino citizen
  • Not more than 30 years old
  • At least 1.62 meters height (Male) / 1.57 (Female)
  • At least 1.52 meters height (Male) / 1.45 (Female) if member of Indigenous communities
  • With Bachelor’s Degree
  • With good moral character
  • Must have passed the physical, mental and health exam by any hospital accredited by the NAPOLCOM
  • Must be eligible according to the Eligibility Standards set by PNP – if you have passed or have a license to:

NAPOLCOM Entrance Exam

BAR or Board Exam

RA 6506 (Criminology Exam)

Civil Service Commission Professional Exam (CSC Professional Exam)

PD No. 907 – Civil Service Eligibility to College Honor Graduates

If you want to go for higher positions other than PO1, you can apply provided you meet the requirements for the particular rank you are applying. Promotions in the PNP are reached according to good performance and rank upgrades too.

If you passed the CSC Professional Exam, you are already eligible and you may need to just apply directly at the PNP.

I dedicate this page to all PNP police and especially to my dear Grandpa who was a retired police officer. Kudos to all PNP staff!

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