Some 687 police recruits took their oath before their family and love ones as new members of the Police Regional Office 9 (PRO9) in a simple ceremony held at the PRO9 Multi-Function Hall, Camp Col. Romeo A Abendan, Mercedes, Zamboanga City on November 28, 2018. Police Chief Supt. Emmanuel Luis D Licup, PRO9 Regional Director, administered the oath-taking of the rookie policemen following their presentation by Police Senior Supt. Romulo Cleve N Taboso, Chief of the Regional Police Personnel and Human Resource Development Division (RPHRDD).
Of the 687 new police recruits, 547 are males and 140 are females. They were assumed the rank of Police Officer 1 (PO1) and receive a basic monthly salary of Php 29,668.00 aside from allowances and other non-cash benefits. The newly police recruits who came from the different city/provinces in the region were chosen after a tough screening process conducted by the Regional Screening Committee on Recruitment headed by Police Chief Supt. Edwin S De Ocampo, Deputy Regional Director for Administration.
The 687 rookie police officers were turned over to the Regional Training School 9 and were received by Police Superintendent Marlon L Quimno, Regional Training Director where they will undergo one-year training at the Regional Training School 9 in Camp Felicisimo Marcos, Pasonanca, Zamboanga City.