NAPOLCOM hiring 17,314 new policemen in 2021: how to apply, requirements

MANILA, Philippines – The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has approved the hiring of 17,314 new cops this 2021. View on this page for the details of the requirements, qualifications and how to apply online.
NAPOLCOM hiring 17,314 new policemen in 2021

In a statement, NAPOLCOM said they are looking for Patrolmen and Patrolwomen to "replenish personnel losses, increase personnel strength, enhance police visibility, and improve police-to-population ratio and peace and order condition in the operational areas covered by the respective Police Regional Offices (PROs) and National Support Units (NSUs)."

The NAPOLCOM En Banc, headed by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Eduardo M. Año, issued Resolution No. 2021-0475, dated April 27, 2021, approving the CY 2021 Regular and Attrition Recruitment Program of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Vitaliano N. Aguirre II said that the 1,000 regular recruitment quota shall be allotted to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) in the 1st recruitment cycle to improve the police-to-population ratio in the region, address personnel losses due to localization program, and satisfy the personnel requirement of the Office.

“The 16,314 attrition recruitment quota, on the other hand, is intended to replace uniformed personnel losses due to separation from the service (retirement, designation, death, dismissal from the service, absence without leave),” Aguirre said.

The attrition recruitment quota for the PROs for the 1st and 2nd cycles shall be distributed, as follows:
  • PRO1- 350
  • PRO2- 400
  • PRO3- 750
  • PRO4A- 750
  • PRO4B- 450
  • PRO5- 850
  • PRO6- 100
  • PRO7- 650
  • PRO8- 1,200
  • PRO9- 100
  • PRO10- 150
  • PRO11- 100
  • PRO12- 100
  • PRO13- 100
  • PRO COR- 100
  • PRO BAR- 1,700
  • NCRPO- 5,000

For the NSUs, following is the allotment of the attrition recruitment quota for the 1st and 2nd cycles:
  • Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG)- 200
  • Communications and Electronics Service (CES)- 350
  • Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)- 200
  • Crime Laboratory (CL)- 500
  • Explosive Ordinance Disposal and Canine Group (EOD/K9) - 100
  • Health Service (HS)- 500
  • Headquarters Support Service (HSS)- 150
  • Intelligence Group (IG)- 100
  • Legal Service (LS)- 100
  • Maritime Group (MG)- 1,000
  • National Police Training Institute (NPTI)- 250
  • PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PNP DEG)- 514
  • PNP Retirement and Benefits Administration Service (PRBS)- 100
  • Police Security and Protection Group (PSPG)- 150
  • Special Action Force (SAF)- 100
  • PNP Training Service (PNPTS)- 150

How to apply for Patrolman and Patrolwoman position?

Those interested to join the police force must meet the following qualifications:

1. A citizen of the Philippines;

2. A person of good moral character;

3. Must have passed the psychiatric/psychological, drug and physical tests to be administered by the PNP;

4. Must possess a formal baccalaureate degree from a recognized learning institution;

5. Must have any of the following basic eligibility requirements:

  • PNP Entrance Exam (NAPOLCOM)
  • RA No. 1080 (Bar and Board Examinations)
  • PD No. 907 (CS eligibility to College Honor Graduates)

6. Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military employment or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government;

7. Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude;

8. Must be at least one meter and sixty-two centimeters (1.62m) in height for male and one meter and fifty-seven centimeters (1.57m);

9. Must weigh not more or less than five kilograms (5kg) from the standard weight corresponding to his/her weight, age, and sex; and

10. Must not be less than twenty-one (21) or more than thirty (30) years of age.

Successful candidates will be appointed to the initial rank of Police Patrolman with a gross monthly salary of P29,668 with other mandated allowances and benefits.


1. Civil Service Personal Data Sheet (Revised 2005).

2. PSA-authenticated Certificate of Eligibility;

3. Authenticated Certificate of Eligibility;

4. Two (2) pcs. 2x2 colored black and with white background picture with name tag, 1 bust-size picture and 1 whole body picture;

5. Authenticated Transcript of Records/Diploma;

6. Local Clearances such as Barangay, Police, RTC/MTC and NBA;

7. Certificate of Good Moral Character (Issued by College/University);

8. Two (2) Valid Identification Cards

Applications may be filed online through the PNP Online Recruitment Application system portal. (NOTE: Please stay tuned on the update of online application system).


For other concern and clarification, you may send an email to NAPOLCOM or call their hotline (02) 8896 4528.

You may also check their website and social media pages for the updates. We encourage you as well to drop your comments here.

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  1. Kapag 33 years old na po ba pwd pdn mag apply kapag may age waiver from NCIP

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