pdea academy

R.A.9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 provides that the PDEA Academy shall be established either in Baguio City or in Tagaytay City.

The PDEA Academy shall be responsible for the recruitment and training of future PDEA Agents as well as other personnel.

        Related: Qualifications of a PDEA Agent

Aside from firearms training and self-defense training, PDEA recruits undertake courses such as anti-illegal drug investigation courses and Airport Drug Interdiction courses.

PDEA's core value's are taken from its own name PDEA

PDEA's screening process for agent applicants is very rigid. They must undergo and pass the following:
1. Neuro-Psychological Examination
2. Medical Examination
3. Physical Examination
4. Agility Test
5. Background Investigation
6. Panel Interview

Those PDEA recruits undertaking training right now consist mostly of Criminology and Nursing graduates. There are few law graduates also.

The PDEA Academy is presently training its 7th batch of recruits. There training started last March and will end 6 months thereafter.

The PDEA Academy is headed by a Superintendent. This position requires the rank of a Director. The PDEA Director-General has the power to make the appointment.

PDEA Academy in its early years is housed in Baguio City. The Training Center and Housing of its recruits are in the same Compound as that of the NBI CAR Regional Office.

PDEA Academy presently is located in Camp General Mariano N. CastaƱeda in Silang, Cavite. Remember that the law requires that the PDEA Academy must be located in Baguio City or Tagaytay
City or any other suitable place. I do not know if the present location is really suitable. The Baguio City training center before is very ideal considering that the climate is conducive to learning and it is located in the heart of Benguet. Benguet province is one of the major producers of the most popular
prohibited drug in the Philippines which is Marijuana.

PDEA do not recruit at regular interval. It recruits agents and personnel as the need arises. Vacancies are posted on its official website. Just check it out often if interested.

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PDEA agent recruits training usually lasts for 6 months.

The entry-level salary for agents is Salary Grade 11 under the Salary Standardization Law. Salary Grade 11 is more or less P14,000 which is modest if you are a college graduate and Civil Service Professional eligible. (this figure may no longer be accurate)

The Dangerous Drugs Board is the one who has the power to provide for the qualifications and requirements for PDEA recruits.

The PDEA serves as the implementing arm of the Dangerous Drugs Board. It is similar to that of the DOJ with respect to the NBI.

The Dangerous Drugs Board which is under the office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines is responsible for policymaking and strategy formulating for drug prevention and control.

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