MAINTAIN the trust and confidence of the people through genuine and courageous service, one that requires greater sense of responsibility.
Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina, Philippine National Police (PNP) Officer-in-Charge, gave this directive to the 225 newly commissioned police Inspectors (Lieutenant) as he welcomed the youngest members of the PNP Officer Corps.
All 225 newly commissioned Inspectors from the “Lakandula” Class of 2015 of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) reported for duty on Tuesday, after graduating from the academy last month.
“Always bear this in mind from this day on until you retire, you are here to serve and to protect our people. Lift up your true service to our countrymen,” Espina told the young officers.
At the same time, Espina urged them to remember that whatever they do will affect not only their service to the people but also the welfare of their fellow police officers and the community.
Class President Dennis Yuzon, Jr., for his part, proudly proclaimed that the “Lakandula” class is ready to serve and protect the people.
At the ceremony held at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City, the new officers each received checks in the amount of P37,303.54, representing their 1st monthly salary, on top of a P14,000 Initial Clothing Allowance from the PNP Finance Service.
They also received their individual equipment kit that include the Glock 17 Gen 4 sidearm, police badge and other police equipment.
The Directorate for Personnel and Records Management issued them their Individual Appointment Order and other Assignment Orders.
The new officers will undergo further orientation and mandatory and specialized training courses before deployment to their respective line units.