Rookie police recruits told to play a more active role vs crime, corruption, illegal drugs, terrorism

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As he administered the mass oath-taking of the 709 new police recruits at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Thursday, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Maj. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. urged rookie police recruits to take a more active role in the battle against criminality, corruption, terrorism, and illegal drugs.

Danao commended the recruits for being among the chosen few, stating that becoming a police officer entails challenges and that they must cherish their service and be responsible men in uniform.

“The future and the result of this training solely depend on your shoulder. Kaya huwag ninyong sasayangin. Learn how to adjust properly inside,” he said.

The recruits completed the NCRPO’s rigorous screening process, which included a series of physical exercises as well as medical and neuropsychiatric exams.

“I hope pagdating ng araw, you will all be members of ERA na ating tinatawag. Panahon ng tunay na pagbabago na kinakailangan ng ating organisasyon. When I say ERA, always be an Example, Responsible, and Accountable police officers. In so doing, you would always be giving Serbisyong TAMA: TApat, may tapang at MAlasakit sa Sambayanang Pilipino,” he added.

The new police officers will go through a six-month public safety basic recruit course.

Another six months will be dedicated to field training, which will include courses such as police science, combat and tactics, operations, and traffic procedures.

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