PNP Officially Implements New Rank Classification per RA 11200

The Philippine National Police has officially adopted and implemented the new rank classification. This is after the Implementing Rules and Regulations was crafted and signed by the Chief, PNP Police General Albayalde.

The following is the official statement of the PNP:


The Philippine National Police has implemented the new rank classification and abbreviation that shall be used in all manner of organization communications.

This is after the Implementing Rules and Regulations for Republic Act No. 11200 entitled, “An Act Providing for the Rank Classification in the Philippine National Police, Amending for the purpose Section 28 of Republic Act No. 6975, as amended, otherwise known as the Department of Interior and Local Government Act of 1990” was signed last march 25, 2019

Under the new law, the PNP rank classification will be distinct because the ranks will be preceded by the word “Police”.

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The new rank classification and abbreviation in the PNP are as follows:

  • Police Director General – Police General, PGEN
  • Police Deputy Director General – Police Lieutenant General, PLTGEN
  • Police Director – Police Major General, PMGEN
  • Police Chief Superintendent – Police Brigadier General, PBGEN
  • Police Senior Superintendent – Police Colonel, PCOL
  • Police Superintendent – Police Lieutenant Colonel, PLTCOL
  • Police Chief Inspector – Police Major, PMAJ
  • Police Senior Inspector – Police Captain, PCPT
  • Police Inspector – Police Lieutenant, PLT
  • Senior Police Officer IV – Police Executive Master Sergeant, PEMS
  • Senior Police Officer III – Police Chief Master Sergeant, PCMS
  • Senior Police Officer II – Police Senior Master Sergeant, PSMS
  • Senior Police Officer I – Police Master Sergeant, PMSg
  • Police Officer III – Police Staff Sergeant, PSSg
  • Police Officer II – Police Corporal, PCpl
  • Police Officer I – Patrolman/Patrolwoman, Pat

The new law clarifies the command and responsibility of the PNP for effective and efficient supervision and control among its uniformed personnel.

“The rank classification will also contribute to more performance output and productivity from the police for having high morale as they will be called again the way they were addressed before, in contrast to the present rank classification, which the public still find difficult to follow and understand”, PNP spokesperson PCOL Bernard Banac said.

He also added that no matter how police personnel are called, what is important is their professionalism, competence and genuine service to the public.

On February 8, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Republic Act 11200 which standardizes the way PNP officers are called.

Format when writing the new nomenclature

The following will be the format in writing or using the nomenclature in the new rank classification:

Format in writing/using the new PNP rank classification nomenclature

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