The Philippine National Police has implemented the new rank classification and abbreviation that shall be used in all manner of organization communications.
This is after the Implementing Rules and Regulations for Republic Act No. 11200 entitled, “An Act Providing for the Rank Classification in the Philippine National Police, Amending for the purpose Section 28 of Republic Act No. 6975, as amended, otherwise known as the Department of Interior and Local Government Act of 1990” was signed last march 25, 2019
Under the new law, the PNP rank classification will be distinct because the ranks will be preceded by the word “Police”. The new rank classification and abbreviation in the PNP are as follows:
Police Director General - Police General, PGEN
Police Deputy Director General - Police Lieutenant General, PLTGEN
Police Director - Police Major General, PMGEN
Police Chief Superintendent - Police Brigadier General, PBGEN
Police Senior Superintendent - Police Colonel, PCOL
Police Superintendent - Police Lieutenant Colonel, PLTCOL
Police Chief Inspector - Police Major, PMAJ
Police Senior Inspector - Police Captain, PCPT
Police Inspector - Police Lieutenant, PLT
Senior Police Officer IV - Police Executive Master Sergeant, PEMS
Senior Police Officer III - Police Chief Master Sergeant, PCMS
Senior Police Officer II - Police Senior Master Sergeant, PSMS
Senior Police Officer I - Police Master Sergeant, PMSg
Police Officer III - Police Staff Sergeant, PSSg
Police Officer II - Police Corporal, PCpl
Police Officer I - Patrolman/Patrolwoman, Pat
The new law clarifies the command and responsibility of the PNP for effective and efficient supervision and control among its uniformed personnel.
“The rank classification will also contribute to more performance output and productivity from the police for having high morale as they will be called again the way they were addressed before, in contrast to the present rank classification, which the public still find difficult to follow and understand”, PNP spokesperson PCOL Bernard Banac said.
He also added that no matter how police personnel are called, what is important is their professionalism, competence and genuine service to the public.
On February 8, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Republic Act 11200 which standardizes the way PNP officers are called.