Silang, Cavite – PNPA in its bid to qualify for its membership with the International Association of Police Academies (INTERPA) was approved by the majority votes held during its 18th General Council Meeting and Executive Board Meeting last December 11, 2020 in the 3-day 9th Annual INTERPA Conference “Virtual Event”.

PBGEN RHODERICK C ARMAMENTO, Acting Director of PNPA expressed his optimism in bringing the Philippine National Police Academy to greater heights in the international ground for education and training among police academies and other learning equivalents. This is a great opportunity for the institution to align its track or its PNPA PANATA 2050 in bringing out PNPA cadets to learn, and engage with other counterparts in acquiring knowledge & best practices in policing and likewise leveling-up with policing standards in line with international law and human rights requirements and upholding of the rule of law, PBGEN ARMAMENTO stated.

Participants of PNPA joining PBGEN Armamento during the first day of the 3-day virtual conference were PBGEN PREXY D TANGGAWOHN, Deputy Director, PNPA; PBGEN JON A ARNALDO, Dean of Academics, PLTCOL JOSE OLIVER S MONTERO IV, OIC, OMD; PLTCOL JONAS PRISLE B PRETE, OIC, PPSMD; PLTCOL JOEL D NOSA, OIC, CDO, TACG and Dr. Jezamine R De Leon, Ph.D., Chief, Research Department of the Academics Group. The Activity started with the opening speech of Prof Yilmaz Çolak, Ph.D., the current President of INTERPA and Turkish National Police Academy.

INTERPA was founded in Istanbul on July 2, 2011. Initially, with the participation of 24 Police Academies and equivalent institutions from 22 various countries and under the initiative of the Turkish National Police Academy. Recently, with the acceptance of PNPA, University of Public Service (Hungary), and Rashtriya Raksha University (India) the association membership rose to a 76-member institution from 59 different countries.

Based on its guiding protocol, INTERPA was established based on reciprocality and equality, to carry out efficiency studies based on the communication partnership among the police training institutions.

As stated on the INTERPA official website, “The establishment of INTERPA has arisen in setting up a communication and collaboration platform for police training institutions to boost up the efficiency and effectiveness of police education and training on a global level. The INTERPA objective are as follows: 1.) Maximizing the cooperation and coordination among the member police training institutions in the field of police training by optimizing the existing sources and sharing the best practices and researches carried out in this field, 2.) Making possible to conduct exchange programs among the national training institutions for directors, trainers, and students from these institutions; and Increasing the management capability of the high-level directors utilizing joint programs.”

PNPA is also a permanent member of APTA or the Association of Police Training Institutions in Asia with 24 police training institutions from 14 member states in Asia since October 15, 2019.

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Grounds for Medical Disqualifications:

  • Defective Visual Perception (color blindness, near sighted/far sighted with corrective eyeglasses or lens, nystagmus);
  • Physical Deformities Example: bowlegged or congenital defects;
  • Perforated ear drum, chronic sinusitis, bleeding tendencies, hemorrhoids, hernia (if not treated), varicocele, extensive skin disorders;
  • History of heart disease, hypertension, asthma, active PTB, kidney and liver diseases, epileptic seizure disorders, major operations; communicable diseases (such as AIDS, Hepatitis, VD etc.);
  • Full dentures, upper and lower, Cleft lip and palate, malocclusion, Deformities of the face, Open bite, Tongue-tied, missing of four(4) anterior or front teeth & Missing of six (6) posterior/molar teeth;
  • Tattoos or other brotherhood marks;
  • Ear piercing for male and multiple ear piercing for female;
  • For Females: Goiter; History of pregnancy; Presence of breast mass; Painful menstruation;
  • Any other similar defects which may hinder in the Cadetship Training Program.

Applicants who successfully passed the PNPACAT shall qualify to the next phase of screening which as follows:

1) Physical Agility Test (PAT);

The following are the passing scores in each event for PAT:

Exercises Male Female
Pull-Ups 3 Reps N/A
Full Arms Hanging N/A 45 Sec
2 Min Push-Ups 25 Reps 25 Reps
2 Min Sit-Ups 40 Reps 40 Reps
100 Meter Dash 18 Sec 20 Sec
3 Km Run 24 Mins 27 Mins

2)  Psychological and Psychiatric Examination (PPE);

3)  Physical, Medical and Dental Examination (PMDE); and,

4)  Panel Interview.

How to Apply:     

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Through Mail Application:

Submit duly accomplished application form with an attached photocopy of PSA birth certificate, through prepaid express mails (LBC, JRS, TO GO, etc.) and mail to:
The Director (Attn: Registrar)
Philippine National Police Academy
Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda
Silang, Cavite 4118
_____________________________________________________________ OR__________________________________________________________________
Hand carry it to:
Office of the Registrar
Philippine National Police Academy
Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda
Silang, Cavite 4118
*Note: Online Application is temporarily down.
Coverage of PNPACAT:
1) Communication Skills;
2) Logical and Reasoning Ability;
3) Math and Sciences;
4) General Information and Current Events

Initial Requirements (Do not apply if you are not qualified):

  • Natural born Filipino citizen;
  • Eighteen (18) to twenty-two (22) years old on the date of appointment;
  • Single with no parental obligation;
  • At least Senior High School graduate upon admission;
  • At least 5 feet and 4 inches (162.5cm.) for male and 5 feet and 2 inches (157.5 cm.) for female in height;
  • With weight that corresponds to the applicant’s height, gender and age (in reference to BMI);
  • Physically and mentally fit to undergo the Cadetship Program;
  • With good moral character (no criminal, administrative and civil derogatory record;
  • Without pending complaint and/or case before any tribunal involving moral turpitude and other cases against the State;
  • Not a former cadet of PNPA, or other service academies (PMA, PMMA, MAAP);
  • Not have been dismissed from any private employment or government position for cause;
  • Exemption for PNPACAT(Philippine National Police Academy Cadet Admission Test):
    Senior High School with highest honors, and college summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude and are exempt from taking the Cadet Admission Test (written) provided, he/she shall apply and submit the application form with certification of honor from his/her School/ College/ University to reach PNPA Registrar’s Office before the end of the announced application period. Provided also, that he/she satisfies the initial requirements for admission.