FAQ
1  What is PPSC?

The Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) is the premier educational institution for the training, human resource development and continuing education of the police, fire and jail personnel (Section 66 of RA 6975). Organizational Structure

2  What makes it different from other Colleges?

As an educational and training institution, the PPSC offers mandatory training programs and specialized/technical courses to the uniformed personnel of the DILG geared towards public safety.

3  Why is the PPSC virtually the NDCP, AFPTRACOMs (nationwide) and AFPJSGSC rolled into one?

The PPSC System's multifaceted education and training programs adapted major qualities of NDCP, PMA, AFPTRACOMS (nationwide) and AFPJSGSC - virtually rendering the PPSC System one unique primus quantum meruit.
NDCPPPSC
Masters in National Security-Master in Public Safety
Administration (MNSA)Administration (MPSA)
PMA
Bachelor of Science-Bachelor of Science in Public
Safety (BSPS)
AFPJSGSC
General Staff Course-Office Senior Executive Course
(OSEC)
AFPTRACOMS
Other lower level Courses-Office Advance Course (OAC)
Officers Basic Course (OBC)
Officers Orientation Course (OOC)

4  What difference can the PPSC makes in fulfilling its mission?

A. The PPSC System continues to develop quality and skills-based training programs and simultaneously institutes total quality management procedures, re-engineering of systems and embraces a leadership by example concept.

5  How is the PPSC differentiating public safety services "service- orientation" culture from the military's "mission-oriented" culture?

The PPSC produces uniformed personnel that are civilian in character as embodied in the Curriculum and Programs of Instruction and Organizational Structure as well.

6  What are the Constitutive Units and Regional Training Schools of PPSC and where are they located?

Six (6) Constitutive Units

  • National Police College (NPC)
    505 Alfer Bldg., cor. EDSA, Quezon City
    (Annex Relocated to PNPA, Silang, Cavite)
  • Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA)
    Camp Mariano N Castaneda Silang, Cavite
  • Police National Training Institute (PNTI)
    Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba City, Laguna
  • Fire National Training Institute (FNTI)
    Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba City, Laguna
  • Jail National Training Institute (JNTI)
    Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba City, Laguna
  • National Forensic Science Training Institute (NFSTI)
    Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba City, Laguna

Seventeen (17) Regional Training Schools

LUZON

  • Institute Training Group (ITG)
    Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba City Laguna
  • National Capital Region Training School (NCRTS)
    Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City
  • Cordillera Administrative Region Training School (CARTS)
    Teacher's Camp, Baguio City
  • Regional Training School 1 (RTS1)
    Camp Diego Silang, Aringay, La Union
  • Regional Training School 2 (RTS2)
    Cauayan, Isabela
  • Regional Training School 3 (RTS3)
    Sto. Nino, Magalang, Pampanga
  • Regional Training School 4 (RTS4)
    Camp Guillermo Nakar, Lucena City
  • Regional Training School 5 (RTS5)
    Camp Simeon Ola, Legaspi City

VISAYAS

  • Regional Training School 6 (RTS6)
    Bakyas, Bacolod City
  • Regional Training School 7 (RTS7)
    Balamban and Consolacion, Cebu City
  • Regional Training School 8 (RTS8)
    San Jose, Tacloban City

MINDANAO

  • Regional Training School 9 (RTS9)
    Camp Felicisimo T Marcos, Pasonanca, Zamboanga City
  • Regional Training School 10 (RTS10)
    Patag, Cagayan de Oro City
  • Regional Training School 11 (RTS11)
    Mintal, Davao City
  • Regional Training School 12 (RTS12)
    General Santos City
  • Regional Training School CARAGA (RTS CARAGA)
    Surigao City
  • Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao Training School (ARMMTS)
    Camp Salipada K Pendatun, Parang, Maguindanao

7  What are the advantages of maintaining the Regional Training Schools?

Enhance education and training aspects through decentralized operation;

  • Accessibility for prospective public safety participants;
  • Eliminate regional, social and cultural biases.
  • Minimize/lessen the financial burden of the trainees.

8  What is the training capability of PPSC?

The PPSC, at any one time, can hold one hundred ninety eight (198) classes nationwide with a maximum of ten thousand five hundred fifty five (10,555) participants based on available classrooms, mess halls and barracks capacities. PPSC Training Capability

9  What educational and training courses are being offered at PPSC?

Educational CoursesDuration
  • Master in Public Safety Administration
  • 1 yr. (52 wks)
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Safety (BSPS)
  • 4 yrs (208 wks)

    MPSA Admission Requirements:
  • At least Police/Fire/Jail Superintendent;
  • OSEC graduate or its equivalent for (AFP);
  • For Civilian, at least Division Chief Level, (Salary grade 18 and above);
  • Recommendation from Office/Unit Head;
  • No pending administrative and criminal case from IG/IAS;
  • Medical, drug, neuro-psychiatric certificates from PNP HS;
  • Crime Laboratory and PNP/Government. accredited testing center

  • Qualifications for BSPS Cadetship:
  • A natural born Filipino citizen;
  • Of good moral character;
  • Male or Female, single and with no parental and financial obligation to anyboby;
  • 17 to 21 years old at the tme of admission(born between May 2, 1988 to May 1, 1993);
  • Height of least 162.5 cm (5 ft. 4 in) for male, and 157.5 cm (5 ft. 2 in) for female;
  • Weight must not more than or not less than five (5) kilograms of the standard weight measurement corresponding to height, age and sex;
  • At least high school graduate;
  • Must be able to perform the following physical fitness exercises.

  • ExercisesFemale Male
    Pull-ups3
    Full Arms Hanging 30 sec
    2 mins Push-up 25 25
    2 mins Sit-up 25 30
    100 meter dash 18 sec20 sec
    3 km run 30 min 27 min

  • Physically and mentally fit for cadetship training;
  • No criminal, administrative, or civil case and other derogatory record/s;
  • Not a former cadet of PNPA or other service academiies; and
  • Must passthe Cadet Admission Test (CAT).

  • A.Training courses are divided into three (3): career officer courses, career non-officer courses and specialized/technical courses, to wit:

    1. Officer CoursesDURATION RANK REQUIREMENT
    Officers Senior Executive Course 8 months (36 wks) Police Superintendent
    Police Officers Advance Course 3 3/4 months (12 wks) PSenior Inspector
    Fire Officers Advance Course 3 months (12 wks) Fire Senior Inspector
    Jail Officers Advance Course 3 months (12 wks) Jail Senior Inspector
    Police Officers Basic Course 3 3/4 months (15 wks) Police Inspector
    Fire Officers Basic Course 3 months (12 wks) Fire Inspector
    Jail Officers Basic Course 3 months (12 wks) Jail Inspector
    Police Officers Basic Course (Extended) 6 months ( 24 wks) Lateral Entrants

    2. Non Officer Career CoursesDURATIONRANK REQUIREMENT
    Police Officers Candidate Course 3 1/2 months (14 wks) Senior Police Officer 4
    Fire Officers Candidate Course 4 months (16 wks) Senior Fire Officer 4
    Jail Officers Candidate Course 3 1/2 months (14 wks) Senior Jail Officer 4
    Police Senior Leadership Course 2 months (8 wks) Senior Police Officer 2
    Jail Senior Leadership Course 2 months (8 wks) Senior Jail Officer 1
    Fire Protection Supervisory Course 4 1/2 months (18 wks) Fire Officer 3
    Police Junior Leadership Course 4 1/2 months (18 wks) Police Officer 3
    Jail Junior Leadership Course 2 months (8 wks) Jail Officer 2
    Police Basic Recruit Course 6 months (24 wks) Not Applicable
    (Field Training Program) 6 months (24 wks) Not Applicable
    Fire Basic Recruit Course 6 months (16 wks) Not Applicable
    Jail Basic Recruit Course 4 months (16 wks) Not Applicable

    3. Specialized/Technical Courses DURATION RANK REQUIREMENT
    Special Crime Investigation and Detection Course (CRIDEC)
  • Public Safety Investigation and Detection Course
  • 4 1/2 months (18 wks) Police/Fire/Jail Officer 2 up to P/F/JSInsp
  • Public Safety Narcotics Investigation Course
  • 4 1/2 months (18 wks) Police/Fire/Jail Officer 2 up to P/F/JSInsp
  • Public Safety Traffic Investigation Course
  • 4 1/2 months (18 wks) Police/Fire/Jail Officer 2 up to P/F/JSInsp
  • Public Safety Fire Arson Investigation & Inspection Course (FAIIC)
  • 3 months (12 wks) At least Fire Officer 2 Graduate of FBRC

    OFFICER COURSES TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

    Officer Senior Executive Course (OSEC)Admission Requirements
  • Must be Superintendent in rank with permanent status;
  • At least three years Time-in-Grade (TIG);
  • A graduate of PSOAC or its equivalent;
  • No pending administration and criminal case form IG/IAS;
  • True copies of certificate or required prerequisite training;
  • Recommendation from Office / Unit Head;
  • Medical, drug, neuro-psychiatric certificate from the PNP HS, Crime Laboratory and PNP accredited testing centers.
  • Note : PSOSEC shall consider Police Chief Inspector provided he/she has TIG of three (3) years and minimum quota of forty (40) students with the rank of Superintendent for a class to open is not met.


    Officer Advance Course (OAC) Admission Requirements
  • At least Senior Inspector in rank permanent status;
  • At least three years Time-in-Grade (TIG);
  • A graduate of PSOBC or its equivalent;
  • No pending administrative and criminal case form IG/IAS;
  • True copies of certificate or required prerequisite training;
  • Recommendation from Office / Unit Head;
  • Medical, drug, neuro-psychiatric certificate from the PNP HS, Crime Laboratory and PNP accredited testing centers.

  • Fire Officers Advance Course (FOAC) Admission Requirements
  • Must be a graduate of Officers Candidate Course (OCC) or Bachelor of Science in Public Safety (BSPS);
  • Must be a fire commissioned officer with the rank of Inspector or Senior Inspector;
  • Must submit certified true copies of Certificate of Completion of the prerequisite course,
  • Training Orders , Certificate of Non-Pending Case and Medical Certificate; and
  • Must have passed the required physical/medical examinations.

  • Jail Officers Advance Course (JOAC) Admission Requirements
  • Must be a graduate of Jail Officers Basic Course (JOBC);
  • Must be at least three (3) years in the rank in permanent status;
  • Must submit certified true copies of Certificate of Completion of pre-requisite training course, Training Order, Certificate of Non-pending Case, Medical Certificate, Service Records; and
  • Must pass the physical and qualifying examinations that will be conducted by Jail National Training Institute (JNTI) prior to actual course.

  • Officer Basic Course (OBC) Admission Requirements
  • At least with the rank of Inspector;
  • At least three years Time-in-Grade (TIG) {except lateral entrants};
  • Authenticated True copy of OCC certificate {except lateral entrants};
  • Letter of recommendation from Office/Unit Head; and,
  • Medical, drug, neuro-psychiatric certificate from the PNP HS, Crime Laboratory and PNP accredited testing centers.

  • Fire Officer Basic Course (FOBC) Admission Requirements
  • Must be a graduate of Officers Candidate Course (OCC) or Bachelor of Science in Public Safety (BSPS);
  • Must be a fire commissioned officer with the rank of Inspector or Senior Inspector;
  • Must submit certified true copies of Certificate of Completion of the prerequisite course,
  • Training Orders , Certificate of Non-Pending Case and Medical Certificate; and Must have passed the required physical/medical examinations.

  • Jail Officer Basic Course (JOBC) Admission Requirements
  • Must be at least a Jail Inspector;
  • At least three (3) years in the present rank in permanent status;
  • Must submit certified true copies of Certificate of Completion of pre-requisite training course, Training Order, Certificate of Non-pending Case, Medical Certificate, Service Records; and Must pass the physical and qualifying examinations that will be conducted by Jail National Training Institute (JNTI) prior to actual course.

  • Officers Orientation Course (OOC) Admission Requirements
  • Must submit certified true copies of Appointment Papers, Oath of Office and Training Orders;
  • Submit certified true copies of Non-Pending Case Certificate from IG/IAS, PNPNHQ Legal Officers, Medical Certificate and Neuro-Psychiatric clearance duly attested by the PNP Medical Service, and
  • Pass the physical examination that will be conducted by the RTS prior to actual training.

  • NON-OFFICER COURSES TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

    Officer Candidate Course (OCC) Admission Requirements
  • Be a graduate of Public Safety Senior Leadership Course (PSSLC) or any equivalent course;
  • Be at Least SPO4 with at least three (3) years Time-in-Grade (TIG);
  • Submit certified true copies of Certificate of Completion of the prerequisite course, Training Orders, Non-pending Case Certificate from IG/IAS, PNPNHQ Legal Officers, Medical Certificate and Neuro-Psychiatric clearance duly attested by the PNP Medical Service;
  • Pass the physical examination that will be conducted by the Regional Training School prior to actual training.

  • Jail Officer Candidate Course (JOCC) Admission Requirements
  • Has completed the hail Junior Supervisory Course (JJSC);
  • At least Senior Jail Offciers 3 (SJO3)
  • At least one (1) year time-in-grade (TIG) in rank with permanent status;
  • Must have the following:
    • - Order for training from BJMP Central Office Administrative Division. Medical Certificate issued by the BJMP Medical Officer;
      - Certificate of Non-pending Case issued by the Legal Officer - BJMP Co.;
      - Photo Copy of the previous pre-requisite training;
      - One (1) pc ID picture-colored with headgear, GOA (1 1/2' x 1 1/2');
      - Service Records;
      - Transcript of Records with S.O.;
  • Must be physically, medically and mentally fit for training.

  • Senior Leadership Course (SLC) Admission Requirements
  • Must be a graduate of Public Safety Junior Leadership Course (PSJLC) or any equivalent course;
  • Must be at least SPO2 in permanent status regardless of Time-in-Grade (TIG);
  • Submit certified true copies of Certificate of Completion of the prerequisite course, Training Orders;
  • Non-Pending Case Certificate from IG/IAS, PNPNHQ Legal Officers, Medical Certificate and Neuro-Psychiatric clearance duly attested by the PNP Medical Service, One (1) pc ID picture-colored with headgear, GOA (1 1/2 ' x 1 1/2') One (1) pc ID picture-colored with headgear, GOA (2' x 2'); and
  • Pass the physical examination that will be conducted by the RTS prior to actual training.

  • Fire Protection Supervisory Course (FPSC) Admission Requirements
  • Must be a graduate of FAIIC;
  • Must be a fire non-commissioned officer with the rank of FOIII to SFOIV;
  • Must submit certified true copies of Certificate of Completion of the pre-requisite course, Training Orders, Certificate of Non-Pending Case and Medical Certificate; and
  • Must have passed the required physical/medical examinations.

  • Junior Leadership Course (JLC) Admission Requirements
  • Must be a graduate of Public Safety Basic Recruit Course (PSBRC);
  • Must be at least PO3 in permanent status with (2) years Time-in-Grade (TIG);
  • Submit certified true copies of Certificate of Completion of the prerequisite course, Training Orders, Non-Pending Case Certificate from IG/IAS, PNPNHQ Legal Officers, Medical Certificate and Neuro-Psychiatric clearance duly attested by the PNP Medical Service, One (1) pc ID picture-colored with headgear, GOA (1 1/2' x 1 1/2' ) One (1) pc ID picture-colored with headgear, GOA (2' x 2' ); and
  • Pass the physical examination that will be conducted by the RTS prior to actual training.

  • Police Basic Recruit Course (PBRC) Admission Requirements
  • Must submit certified true copies of Appointment Papers, Oath of Office and Training Orders;
  • Pass the physical examination that will be conducted by the RTS prior to actual training.

  • Police Basic Recruit Course (PBRC) Admission Requirements
  • Must submit certified true copies of Appointment Papers, Oath of Office and Training Orders;
  • Pass the physical examination that will be conducted by the RTS prior to actual training.

  • Fire Basic Recruit Course (FBRC) Admission Requirements
  • Must submit certified true copies of Appointment Papers, Oath of Office and Training Orders;
  • Pass the physical examination that will be conducted by the RTS prior to actual training.

  • Jail Basic Recruit Course (JBRC) Admission Requirements
  • Must submit certified true copies of Appointment Papers, Oath of Office and Training Orders;
  • Pass the physical examination that will be conducted by the RTS prior to actual training; and Possess the required BJMP eligibility.

  • 3. SPECIALIZED TECHNICAL COURSES TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

    Public Safety Investigation and Detection Course (PSIDC) Admission Requirements
  • At least PO2 and at most P/Sr. Inspector or civilian employee with equivalent grade;
  • Must not be over forty-five (45) years old;
  • Must be physically and mentally fit for training;
  • Must possess computer or manual typing skills;
  • Must have passed the written and oral entrance examinations;
  • Must not have any pending criminal or administrative case; and
  • Must be recommended by their respective Head of Unit.

  • Public Safety Narcotics Investigation Course (PSNIC) Admission Requirements
  • At least PO2 and at most P/Sr. Inspector;
  • Must not be over forty-five (45) years old;
  • Must be physically and mentally fir for training;
  • Must possess computer or manual typing skills;
  • Must have passed the written and oral entrance examinations;
  • Must not have any pending criminal or administrative case; and
  • Must be recommended by their respective Head of Unit.

  • Public Safety Traffic Investigation Course (PSTIC) Admission Requirements
  • At least PO2 and at most P/Sr. Inspector or civilian employee with equivalent grade;
  • Must not be over forty-five (45) years old;
  • Must be physically and mentally fit for training;
  • Must possess computer or manual typing skills;
  • Must have passed the written and oral entrance examinations;
  • Must not have any pending criminal or administrative case; and
  • Must be recommended by their respective Head of Unit.
  • 10  What reforms/measures being undertaken for the professionalization of the police, fire and jail personnel?

    The following are the reforms/measures being undertaken by PPSC to professionalize the police, fire and jail personnel:

    A. Education and Training
  • For PNPA, the revised curriculum for the four-year BSPS cadetship program composed of academic and non-academic instructions was implemented. Cadets undergoing the program shouldearn 221 total academic units which is more than the CHED requirements to obtain a bachelors degree.
  • The Academy also delved on threee major aspects: linkages, leadership and character development and community service. Social and community exposure of the cadets make them aware of the common things that they can address once they graduate from the Academy.

  • B. Curriculum Development
  • Revisiting of existPrograms of Instruction in all courses to assess and identity subjects that are overlapping, redundant, outdated and irrelevant to current job description of police, fire and jail officers.
  • Standardization of Instructional Materials/Course Compendiums to address the need for the determination of details or specifics on the existing POI.
  • Standard of Comprehensive Examinations in all courses by utilizing existing parameters/guidelines on test construction and development. Test items will be more job-related and will focus on the role of the police-what to do, how to do it and why do or did it.

  • C. Faculty Development
  • Laid the groundwork for the proposed creation of a Corps of Professors, envisioned to be a separate and distinct service from the three (3) uniformed bureaus command structure.
  • Rationalized/Increased the honoraria rate of in-house and guest lecturers.
  • Created the PPSC Faculty Rank Classification Board (FRCB) to enhance rank classification, course/subject rating and PPSC Faculty members nationwide.
  • Implemented the Faculty Assessment through Computerized Evaluation System (FACES). This is a reliable tool to assess the performance of its faculty members in an effective and efficient manner using computer software that provides speedy retrieval, storage and interpretation of evaluation results real time assessment results for decision-making, non-interference of human factors and huge saving in man-hours of collating the answers.
  • Conducted faculty enhancement training/seminars that depart from the traditional, stereotype lecture method of training. This new approach is student-centered and participative involving the use of adult learning methodology.

  • D. Organizational and Systems Development
  • Reactivated the central Registrar's Office to serve as the official reposssitory of all academics files and records of graduates of the PPSC System.
  • Instituted projects to upgrade physical facilities at the PPSC Head Office.
  • Upgraded physical facilities at the constitutive Institutes and Regional Training Schools based on model structures of classrooms, barracks, and messhalls.
  • Institutionalized and implemented the Client Satisfaction Feedback (CSF) survey questionnaire to determine the level of satisfaction of the students.
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