The 2015 Metrobank Foundation search for the next Country’s Outstanding Police Officers in Service (COPS) is now open for nomination of deserving police officers who have rendered valuable and exemplary service to the community.
The PNP, in partnership with the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI), Rotary Club of New Manila East (RCNME), and Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) signed a memorandum of agreement on November 17, 2014 marking the start of the “Search for COPS 2015”.
Ten police officers from all over the country who have shown exemplary performance during their career as policemen and policewomen will be selected by MBFI and RCNME during the search. A maximum of four (4) Commissioned Officers and six (6) Non-Commissioned Offices may be declared as winners.
Police officers who have the following required qualifications are eligible to participate in the Search:
a. -For those participating in the “Commissioned Officers” category, they must possess the rank of at least “Police Inspector” to “Police Senior Superintendent” until the Official Conferment of Award in September 2015. If a nominee, holding a rank of Senior Superintendent, is promoted to the next higher rank, the effectivity of promotion should be after September 2015 to make him/her eligible for the award;
b. -For those participating in the “Non-Commissioned Officers” category, they must possess the rank of at least “Police Officer 1” to “Senior Police Officer 4” until the Official Conferment of Award in September 2015. If a nominee, holding rank of SPO4, is promoted to the next higher rank, the effectivity of promotion should be after September 2015 to make him/her eligible for the award;
c. - Applicants who have the rank of SPO4 and Senior Superintendent should not have any pending application for promotion to the next higher rank upon submission of nomination make him/eligible for the award;
d. -Those who have rendered at least seven (7) years of continuous active service;
e. -Must be of good moral character;
f. -Those who have not been charged of criminal case, including but not limited to those involving moral turpitude which is pending in court and have no pending administrative case involving less grave misconduct or higher in any government administrative body;
g. -Those who are not current nominees/finalists or previous winners of any civilian-related national awards like the Ten Outstanding Policewomen of the Police (TOPWP), The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM), Ten Outstanding Policemen of the Philippines (TOPP),etc;
h. - Those who have not been finalists of the Search for two (2) times;
i. -No posthumous award shall be granted.
The winners shall each receive a cash prize of Four Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 400,000.00). Forty Thousand Pesos (Php 40,000.00) of the cash prize will go to the unit of assignment of the winner during the time of nomination as support for capacity building projects and other programs as may identified by the winner and his/her superior. Each winner will also be given a trophy and medal.
Source : PNP Public Information Office