LEGAZPI CITY (20-Nov-2012/PNA) – A team from the Bicol’s police Regional Health Service (RHS) recently surprised the Masbate provincial unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP) with a visit and summoned some of its policemen into a random neuro-psychiatric test.
Five police officials and 28 non-commissioned officers belonging to the rank and file coming from different PNP municipal stations in the province were randomly called infor the examinations.
Bicol PNP regional director Chief Supt. Jose Arne de los Santos on Tuesday explained the psychiatric tests were part of the organization’s initiative to ensure that all its uniformed personnel are in stable mental and physical condition while performing their tasks as law enforcers, public servants and community protector.
“It is not only guns that we are arming our policemen with, in their performance of their duties but sound mind and stable physical condition to be able to succeed in our campaign against criminality and disorderliness,” De los Santos stressed.
It is not also in Masbate that the RHS is making surprise visits and random physical and neuro-psychiatric tests but in all local police units in the six provinces of Bicol, he said.
Of the 33 officers and men in Masbate who underwent the latest tests, the regional police chief said no one plunked based on the initial report submitted by the RHS following the tests. (PNA)