Wanted: More cops

While a lot of companies have started terminating some of their employees and streamlining operations, the Philippine National Police (PNP) continues to hire more policemen.

In a statement sent to The STAR, PNP chief Director General Jesus Verzosa said that with the hard times, the PNP is expanding and hiring new recruits.

“The police service is inversely affected by the economic crisis. When people are losing jobs in the private sector, that is the time we hire more policemen. When times are hard, petty crimes rise,” he said.

Only last month, the PNP inducted into service 4,782 new recruits, 1,424 of them women.

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