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The National Police Commission conducts two sets of police examinations twice a year, one for those who are already in the police service (Promotional), and another for those aspiring to enter the Philippine National Police (PNP Entrance). 

The PNP ENTRANCE EXAMINATION is open to all Filipino citizens who meet the age, height and educational requirements. Click here to view the General Qualifications

Those who passed this examination are conferred by the NAPOLCOM, the PNP Entrance Eligibility which is appropriate for appointment to the rank of Patrolman/woman, as prescribed under sec. 30 of Republic Act No. 6975, as amended by Republic Act No. 8551.


The PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS are open exclusively to all qualified uniformed members of the PNP who meet the minimum qualification standards for examination in terms of rank and eligibility.  

Click here to view the General Qualifications  – Addendum to the General Qualifications


The NAPOLCOM Computer-Assisted Examination (CAEx) for the PNP Entrance Examination is open to all Filipino citizens who meet the age and educational requirements, as well as to Patrolman/Patrolwoman whose appointments are temporary for lack of appropriate eligibility.

The CAEx is currently only being conducted at the NAPOLCOM Central office.

Click here to view the complete details


The POLICE EXECUTIVE SERVICE ELIGIBILITY (PESE) EXAMINATION is an eligibility requirement for the ranks of Police Colonel, Police Brigadier General, Police Major General, Police Lieutenant General, and Police General. The PESE Examination is open for all qualified uniformed members of the PNP with the rank of Police Lieutenant Colonel (PLTCOL) and up, with permanent status of appointment.

The two-phased PESE Examination process consists of a written examination and a panel interview. Both phases contain analytical questions on police leadership and police values designed to select the best future leaders in the police service.

The PESE Examination has two (2) phases – PHASE I is the written examination to be administered in Quezon City, Cebu City, and Davao City. PHASE II is the VALIDATION INTERVIEW for those who passed the Written Examination and previous Written Examination passers, the schedule of which shall be announced after the release of the results of the Written Examination.

The complete details with the application form can be viewed/downloaded at the NAPOLCOM website at https://napolcom.gov.ph/pdf/pese22.pdf



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The NAPOLCOM also advises the public to refer to its official website (napolcom.gov.ph), its main Facebook Page, and its regional offices’ official Facebook Pages as sources of NAPOLCOM-related information to avoid consuming and spreading fake news.


The public is hereby informed that the so-called NAPOLCOM Examination Review Center is not in any way connected with the NAPOLCOM.
The NAPOLCOM has not accredited any review center to conduct review classes nor published examination materials for the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examination.



September 22, 2022

The NAPOLCOM Regional Office No. 1 conducted the Entrance Briefing for the Annual Inspection and Audit, and Monitoring and Evaluation Activities of Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1), on September 22, 2022, at Camp BGen Oscar M Florendo, Parian, City of San Fernando, La Union. The Annual Inspection and Audit, and Monitoring and Evaluation activities are in compliance with the mandate of NAPOLCOM to exercise administrative control and operational supervision over the Philippine National Police (PNP), including the Commission’s continuing commitment and unrelenting efforts to further professionalize the PNP. Moreover, it purports to determine the PNP's compliance with existing laws, policies, and standards promulgated by the Commission.

The NAPOLCOM team was led by Atty. Leilani P. Vecina, Assistant Regional Director representing Dir. Benjamin De Ausen Florentino, Regional Director. The briefing was attended by PBGen Belli B Tamayo, Regional Director of PRO 1, PBGen Esmael P Ali, Regional Director of Regional Internal Affairs Service (RIAS), Command Group and Regional Staff, and Chief of the Regional Support Units.

PBGen Tamayo accepted the team and the conduct of the activity with a positive message highlighting the importance of critical assessment from a different perspective through the results that will be accumulated from the Inspection and Audit, and Monitoring and Evaluation Activities, and with the prime purpose of using them as inputs in constantly achieving a more capable, more effective and more credible police organization.

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