LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: The Cordillera Police Region Office has started training 180 recruits to fill up the posts vacated by policemen due to death, dismissal, retirement and re-assignment. Cordillera Police Chief Isagani Nerez gave the new trainees the rank of Police Officer 1 in temporary status. The status will be made permanent as soon as they are able to complete the training on the Public Safety Basic Recruit Course (PSBRC) and Field Training Program (FTP), each for six months. Nerez said the recruits are composed of 155 males and 25 females. The 180 were short-listed from 250 applications received by the Cordillera Police.