The History of Philippine National Police Academy
The Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) is the public safety school of the Philippine National Police established in 1977 under the provisions of the Republic Acts No. 6975 to establish education and training for the PNP and other two of the three bureaus of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) - Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).
The academy provides a 4-year cadetship program consist of academic and non-academic curriculum. The academic lessons include fundamental cognitive knowledge in Language, Law, Humanities, Social Sciences, Forensic Sciences, and Public Safety; while the non-academic is composed of specialized courses in Organizational Leadership, Drills, Marksmanship, and Police Tactics. Cadets will have the benefit of receiving monthly pay and allowances and will be recipients of a full college college scholarship from the governement. There are 4 phases of Cadetship in PNPA, newest members are called the Sheep or the plebes, Sheerer or the Third-class men, the Second-class cadets or the Steward is the preparatory phase in becoming the Shepherd or First-class, are the senior cadets that are candidates for graduation.
Life in Philippine National Police Academy
During its initial years of existence, the Academy limited the admission of its student-cadets to the two-year Bachelor of Science in Public Safety (BSPS) for qualified members of the Integrated National Police (INP) only. This meant that applicants outside the Integrated National Police (INP) services were not accepted in the cadetship program.
- Ronald Marapon dela Rosa - retired Police General, currently serving as Senator of the Philippines (2019).
- Oscar David Albayalde - retired Filipino police officer