New scheme up for cop applicants
THE National Capital Region Police Office on Thursday launched a new scheme for police applicants to ensure that only the best and fit individuals would be allowed to enter the police force.
NCRPO chief Camilo Cascolan said the the scheme, called Ronmedds (Robust, Neuro-Psychiatric, Medical and Dental System), would make sure that the applicant would be mentally, medically and physically fit before he became a police officer.
“Moreover, this new scheme is in line with the advocacy of the chief PNP to intensify the Internal Cleansing Program and Zero tolerance on corruption,” said Cascolan.
The Ronmedds is a full computerization, bar-coding and nationwide database of Regional Health Service dispensation of Police Applicants.
The new scheme is an incorruptible and fast system for the Neuro-psychiatric, Medical and Dental processing of Police Applicants.
Cascolan expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the private firm SM Foundation for donating the Medical Equipment.
“This is a manifestation of your concern in building the trust and confidence of the public to PNP personnel. The equipment also plays an important role so we could thoroughly screen police applicants and avoid corruption at the very first step,” Cascolan said.
During the launching held at the NCRPO headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City, Police - Regional Health Service chief Supt. Luis Bautista said the new scheme for police applicants will avoid police applicants to resort to corrupt practices like using “padrinos” or worse paying for changing failed results in Neuro-Psychiatric and Medical exams to get into the PNP.
The Ronmedds promotes anonymity of each applicant during the entire Health Service Processing and will eliminate tampering or manipulation of results in exam forms since no names are in the forms.
Encoders are only faced with bar-coded computer pages with no names that still promote anonymity of applicants.
Once encoded, results are final and may be changed for legitimate reasons by authorized personnel with pass codes such as the Chief Regional Health Service, Chief Medical Officer or the Regional Director with issued pass codes.
Changes done in any results will be reflected in the system including the names of the person who changed result.
The responsibility for any discrepancy will only be with the chief or the regional director.
This will also serve as data- basing of nationwide medical results of applicants wherein those who were disqualified from other regions will not be able to reapply to other regions.
“I am certain that with this new scheme for police applicants will ensure new breed of police officers who will serve the people with dedication and integrity that would be beneficial for both the public and the organization,” Cascolan said.
The National Police Commission announced that more than 31,300 individuals took the police entrance examination last month. The examination cover the qualifying written test for the rank of Police Officer 1.