- The PNP is in need of at least 100 young lawyers
- Successful applicants will undergo a 4-month training for officers
- Upon entry to the police force, lawyers will be given the rank Senior Inspector
The Philippine National Police (PNP) is eyeing to recruit at least 100 young lawyers to become part of its legal service unit.
PNP Chief Director General Ronald De la Rosa said during the PNP’s briefing on its “Project Double Barrel Reloaded” at the House of Representatives that successful applicants will be assigned to the Legal Service but will be “distributed” to different operating units.
“I don’t know how we’ll make the Legal Service attractive. But I hope that lawyers will apply. I’m sure there will be applicants,” the PNP chief said.
As per a Rappler story, lawyers who will join the PNP will be assigned the rank Senior Inspector with a monthly gross salary of P48,000, excluding allowances and other benefits.
Asked what would motivate lawyers to join the PNP, De la Rosa said, “You’re a cop, you’re a lawyer, you’re a commissioned officer. Those are the perks.”
Applicants must not be over 35 years old and must be official members of the Philippine Bar. Once hired, they will undergo a four-month training for officers.