Police Chief Superintendent Ericson T. Velasquez, Regional Director of PRO1administered their oath of office and congratulated them for passing the rigid screening process set by the PNP and strictly implemented by the PRO1’s RegionalScreening Committee (RSC).In his message,
PCSupt. Velasquez stressed the importance of their transformationfrom purely civilians to police officers as well as reminding them to train hard in orderto be physically, mentally and spiritually prepared for the hardships of police works,and to become professional and competent public servants who possess high standard of morality and discipline.
“The basic training that you will undergo shall be a major part of your desiredchange. It is not an ordinary training and very far from those you took when you werejust little boy scouts and girl scouts. It may seem difficult for starters like you, but if you have that willingness and resolve to change for the better, I am quite sure youwill find the journey of transformation smooth and fulfilling,”
PCSupt. Velasquez said.The Regional Director also emphasized to the recruits the PNP motto of Service,Honor and Justice and encouraged them to display the highest regard of public service. “Kayo ay hinirang sa inyong katungkulan upang magsilbi sa taong bayan,and you are not hired to be served by the people. Bilang mga bagong lingkod ngbayan, ipakita ninyo na kayo ay karapat-dapat sa tiwalang naipagkaloob sa inyobecause we cannot afford to compromise the safety of our people who are the veryreason for our existence,” he added.
The 450 new police recruits composed of 90 females and 360 males were sent tothe Regional Training Center 1 (TRC1) in Aringay, La Union for 12 months FieldTraining Program.A PO1, the lowest rank in the PNP Organization will be receiving a monthly basicpay of P14, 834.00 exclusive of allowances while undergoing training