ZCPO confirms cheating in local police examinees PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 16:34

The Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) has confirmed that some local police officers were among the more than 200 Philippine National Police (PNP) examinees involved in massive cheating and tampering with documents.

Speaking at the press briefing Monday, Insp. Edwin Duco, spokesman of the ZCPO, said among those involved in the anomaly were sons and daughters of police officials.

“Cheating is a punishable offense that will warrant dismissal from the service,” Duco said, adding that there were also police officers who presented fake documents for promotion.

He cited for instance the case of a police officer with the rank of chief inspector, who applied for promotion to superintendent, only to find out that his civil service eligibility was falsified or fake.

Others, he added, were accepted into the PNP service but later found out the documents and other pertinent requirements they submitted had been tampered with.

The police officers are now under investigation for possible dismissal from service, while some of them had filed an appeal for reconsideration with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for those with fake eligibility.

Meanwhile, Duco reported that the police had conducted 23 anti-illegal drugs operations for the period Sept. 11 to 17.

The operations resulted in the arrest of 27 drug personalities and confiscation P224,800 worth of shabu in different sachets with one sachet of marijuana.

At least five fugitives from law were arrested pursuant to warrants of arrest.-(Vic Larato)