Ensure public safety and security new Cordillera cops told

Lead the fight against criminality, terrorism, illegal drugs, and corruption, Chief Superintendent Rolando Nana, Police Regional Office Cordillera chief, told the 462 new police officers that took oath on Monday.

“You must bear in mind that this is a lifetime commitment. Your decision to enter the police service must have been based on your desire to serve God, country, and people and not for the purpose of any personal motive or gain,” he said.

“I hope that you will always be vigilant in safeguarding peace and order and in protecting the rights of every citizen and safeguarding your actions. I expect to see you act as role models for the rest of the members of our units in the continuing search for security and stability and in ensuring the attainment of the PNP plans and programs, aligned with the thrusts of our President’s administration in curbing criminality, illegal drugs, and corruption,” he added.

The 350 male and 112 female new police officers were also told to act “in accordance with the mission and vision of the Philippine National Police (PNP), which is to serve and protect.”

Nana reminded them that whatever they do in uniform will affect no only them but the entire police force as well.

The PROCOR received 1,406 applicants but only 462 passed their rigid screening process.

The newly appointed PO1s, who, each will receive more than PHP29,000 monthly basic pay starting Oct. 1, will be turned over to the Cordillera Administrative Region Training Center (CARTC) at Teachers Camp for a six-month police training.