MANILA (DWDD) – The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) clarifies that the removal of the height requirement is only for the purpose of taking the PNP Entrance Examination, and not for PNP Recruitment purposes. The requirements for taking the PNP Entrance Examination are distinct and separate from the general qualifications required in the recruitment of qualified applicants for Police Officer 1 (PO1) which include the height requirement of at least 1.62 meters for male and 1.57 meters for female.
The NAPOLCOM emphasizes that taking and passing the PNP Entrance Examination is not a guarantee for automatic entry into the police force. Only those who possess the general qualifications specified under Section 14 of Republic Act No. 8551 are qualified for appointment as member of the PNP. To set the record straight, the Commission reiterates that the removal of height limit applies to examination purposes only, and not to police recruitment as reported by some media entities.
Height requirement is still included in the set of basic qualifications of the PNP that must be complied with by qualified applicants who aspire to become police officers. NAPOLCOM/MCAG