Two Hundred Forty Six (246) newly promoted uniformed police personnel of Police Regional Office 9 (PRO9), PNP-SAF and Regional Support Units (RSU) took their oath before their love ones during the traditional flag raising ceremony held at the Police Regional Office Quadrangle, Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, Mercedes, Zamboanga City on August 20, 2018.
Police Chief Superintendent Billy B Beltran, Regional Director of PRO9, administered the simultaneous mass oath-taking and donning of ranks of the 130 newly-promoted police personnel assigned at PRO9 9 and 116 PNP personnel assigned at the Regional Supports Unit and PNP SAF.
A simultaneous mass oath-taking and donning of rank was also conducted at the Zamboanga Sibugay PPO, Zamboanga Del Sur PPO, Zamboanga del Norte PPO, Zamboanga City Police Office and Isabela City Police Station. This summed up to a 669 total strength of newly promoted police officers in PRO9 comprising of 41 Police Commissioned Officers and 628 Police Non-Commissioned Officers, respectively. The promotion of PNP unformed personnel of PRO9 and NSU completes the 1st semester regular promotion program for the calendar year 2018.