Height no longer might in PNP

Manila, Philippines -- Persons who fall short of the height requirement may still be allowed to join the Philippine National Police (PNP) after the National Police Commission (Napolcom) relaxed its recruitment rules, granting waiver on age, height, or weight requirements for police applicants with special qualifications. With previous recruitment efforts going on a downward trend and the number of successful applicants dwindling, Naplocom drafted memorandum circular 2013-004 approving a waiver on the age, height, or weight requirement. The memorandum was already signed and approved by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Napolcom Chairman Mar Roxas.

Napolcom Vice Chairman Eduardo Escueta explained that under existing policies, applicants who do not meet the required age, height, or weight demands can apply for a waiver when the number of qualified applicants fall under the quota.

"In order to have a wider base of applicants whose special qualifications or skills are useful to or needed by the Philippine National Police (PNP), applicants who possess exemplary aptitude but do not meet the required age, height, or weight should be given an opportunity to apply for waiver prior to the official start of the recruitment program," he said.

He added that the age waiver can be given to applicants who are not below 20 years old or over 35 years old.

Waiver of height may be granted on men who are at least 1.57 meters and women who are at least 1.52 meters. The height requirement for indigenous groups duly certified by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) or the National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) shall be 1.52 meters for male and 1.45 meters for female.

For the weight waiver, applicants will be given six months in order to meet the weight requirement.

"Only applicants who possess the appropriate eligibility and meet the general qualifications as provided for under Section 14 of R.A. 8551 are qualified to apply for waiver," said Escueta.

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