359 Police Lieutenant Colonels were P.E.S.E. conferees
In order for a police officer to be promoted to third level ranks, he/she must pass the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE). PESE is an eligibility requirement for Police Colonels, Police Brigadier Generals, Police Major Generals, Police Lieutenant Generals, and Police Generals. The examination is administered by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) which consists of two phases: the written examination and the validation interview.
On January 20, 2023, the National Police Commission held the Police Executive Service Eligibility (P.E.S.E.) Conferment Rites for successful Police Lieutenant Colonels at Camp BGen Rafael T Crame in Quezon City.
Out of 511 interviewees who underwent the validation phase on October 22 and 23; and on November 5 and 6, only 359 have successfully made it to the list of passers.
Secretary of the Interior and Local Government and NAPOLCOM Chairperson, Atty. Benjamin C. Abalos, Jr led in the conferment, where he applauded the honorees by recognizing their achievements and contributions, most particularly in the field of law enforcement. He was accompanied with other NAPOLCOM Commissioners and other top PNP officials. Present also in the occasion were the relatives of the conferees who witnessed the ceremony and be the first to congratulate their loved ones.
The PESE exam is designed to scrutinize and assess the ability of every Police Commissioned Officer in terms of police leadership and police values. And passing it simply means that a certain PCO is qualified to becoming future leader in the police service.
PNP Chief General Rodolfo Santos Azurin, Jr. likewise congratulated the conferees. He also challenged them to never forget the organization’s core values in upholding its mandate, and in serving the country with the highest standard of professionalism and integrity.
“As P.E.S.E.-conferred officers, you are being recognized for your potential to inspire and to lead in higher levels of leadership within the Philippine National Police. As you embark on this new chapter in your careers, let us be reminded of the importance of maintaining the highest standards of integrity, service, accountability, and professionalism in all our actions,” PGen Azurin said.