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Guide on how to be a Jail Officer | Step-by-step BJMP Recruitment Process

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology is an attached agency of the Department of the Interior and Local Government mandated to direct, supervise and control the administration and operation of all district, city and municipal jails in the Philippines with pronged tasks of safekeeping and development of its inmates, officially classed as persons deprived of liberty (PDL).

As one of the five pillars of the Criminal Justice System, the BJMP was created to address growing concern of jail management and penology problem. Primarily, its clients are detainees accused before a court who are temporarily confined in such jails while undergoing investigation, waiting final judgement and those who are serving sentence promulgated by the court 3 years and below. As provided for under R.A. No. 6975, the Jail Bureau is mandated to take operational and administrative control over all city, district and municipal jails. The Bureau has four major areas of rehabilitation program, namely: Livelihood Projects, Educational and Vocational Training, Recreation and Sports, and Religious/ Spiritual Activities. These were continuously implemented to eliminate the offenders’ pattern of criminal behaviour and to reform them to become law-abiding and productive citizens. Although the workplace of the Jail Bureau is confined inside the portals of jail to safeguard PDL, nonetheless, the Bureau has an inherent function of informing the public of jail operations and other matters concerning the corrections pillar of the Philippines. Coincidentally, being a new and growing Bureau, BJMP aims to keep the public abreast of information regarding jail management and penology.


As a Jail Officer 1 in BJMP, you will receive a base pay of P29,668 per month (salary grade 10) and gross monthly salary of P37,448 per month. Moreover, you shall receive an allowance, medical and dental benefits, longevity pay, etc. A hazard pay of P540 a month is also given.

STEP 1- Preliminary Interview & Assessment

Proceed to the Directorate for Personnel & Records Management (DPRM)/Personnel & Records Management Division (PRMD) and submit to the authorized personnel the following documents placed in a folder properly TABBED and LABELLED:

  • Duly Accomplished Personal Data Sheet (revised 2017) download HERE
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by PSA
  • Authenticated Copy of College Diploma
  • Authenticated Copy of Transcript of Records
  • Authenticated Certificate of Eligibility or Board Rating (w/ PRC ID)
  • Photocopy of Marriage Certificate (if married) issued by PSA
  • Photocopy of NBI clearance
  • Photocopy of Police clearance
  • Photocopy of Barangay clearance
  • Photocopies of Court clearances
    • Fiscal Clearance
    • MTC
    • RTC
  • Photocopy of NCIP/NCMF Certificate (if necessary) (NCMF should be issued by the Bureau of External Relations)
  • Photocopies of Certificate/s of Previous & Present Employment
  • Photocopies of Certificate/s of Seminars/Trainings Completed

Note: Bring ORIGINAL Documents for proper evaluation. Bring 1 pc 1×1 and 2 pcs passport size picture with name tag

STEP II- Initial Medical Evaluation

Once an applicant passes “STEP 1”, he/she shall be indorsed to the Regional/National Health Service Unit for Initial Medical Evaluation which includes the following:

  • Hepatitis B Screening
  • Initial Physical Examination:
    • No gross/major visual defect
    • No hearing loss or impairment
    • No gross deformities of nasal and oropharyngeal cavities
    • No other deformities that may affect speech, mastication and deglution
    • No gross skeletal deformity that will limit joint movements
    • No dermatological diseases that are communicable
    • No skin tattoo/s, and soft tissue and glandular masses
    • No unusual body piercing/s

An applicant who will fail the initial medical evaluation shall not be allowed to proceed to the next phase of the recruitment process.

STEP III- Entry Level Examination

The DPRM shall schedule the conduct of simultaneous examination for all JO1applicants.

EnLEx scores will be used for ranking purpose only. All Registered Criminologist shall be exempted in taking the EnLEx (pursuant to RA 11131).

STEP IV- Neuropsychiatric Evaluation

On the examination date, bring the following:

  • Latest colored passport size picture
  • Valid identification card
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Black ballpen

Validity of the NP Examination is six (6) months

STEP V- Panel Interview

Applicants whose Neuro-Psychiatric evaluation were granted, shall be required to appear before the NHRMPSB/RHRMPSB for panel interview.

Results shall be immediately announced after the scheduled interview. Failure to obtain the average of 70% during the panel interview shall disqualify the applicant during the current recruitment period.

STEP VI- Initial Deliberation

The initial deliberation shall be undertaken by the NHRMPSB/RHRMPSB to determine the sufficient number of applicants recommended to proceed to the next step depending on the quota available. The qualified applicants, including those granted automatic waivers, shall be ranked based on the results of the EnLEx, Panel Interview and premium points given.

STEP VII- Medical and Dental Evaluations

  • Applicants who shall be indorsed for medical/dental examinations are based from the initial deliberation.
  • Proceed to HSU for the conduct of physical, medical and dental examinations and thereafter secure referrals for the required laboratory tests.
  • Submit ORIGINAL results of laboratory tests to the HSU.
  • An applicant who has health or dental condition that CANNOT be corrected or remedied shall be REMOVED from the selection process and be informed accordingly.
  • An applicant who passed the medical and dental evaluations shall be certified physically fit for training and subsequently be endorsed to DPRM/PRMD

STEP VIII- Strength & Agility Test (SAT)

  • Applicants who passed the Medical & Dental Examination shall be required to undergo the Strength and Agility Test (SAT).
  • Based on the schedule provided by the DPRM/PRMD, report in athletic attire and perform the following five (5) events indicated below

STEP IX- Final Deliberation

The NHRMPSB/RHRMPSB shall have a FINAL DELIBERATION on the list of applicants that will be recommended to the Chief, BJMP/Regional Director of the Jail Bureau for appointment as JO1.

STEP X- Submission of Required Documents


Submit THREE (3) folders properly TABBED and LABELED containing the following:

  • Copy for BJMP:
    • Personal Data Sheet (download HERE)
    • Authenticated Transcript of Records
    • Authenticated College Diploma
    • Authenticated Certificate of Eligibility or Board Rating
    • Original Copy of Birth Certificate issued by PSA
    • Original Clearances (NBI, Police, Brgy. MTC, RTC, & Prosecutor’s Ofc)
    • Medical Certificate issued by HSU
    • Photocopy of Laboratory Results submitted to HSU
    • Duly Accomplished Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Net Worth (3 copies)
    • Original Marriage Certificate issued by PSA (if married)
    • Original Certificate of Confirmation from the NCIP or NCMF (if necessary)
  • Copy for the Civil Service Commission (CSC):
    • Personal Data Sheet (2 sets)
    • Authenticated Certificate of Eligibility or Board Rating with receipt
    • Photocopy of Certificate of Confirmation from the NCIP or NCMF (if necessary)
  • Copy for the National Jail Management and Penology Training Institute (NJMPTI):
    • Personal Data Sheet
    • Photocopy of Transcript of Records
    • Photocopy of College Diploma
    • Photocopy of Certificate of Eligibility or Board Rating
    • Photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by PSA
    • Photocopy of Clearances (NBI, Police, Brgy. MTC, RTC, & Prosecutor’s Ofc)
    • Medical Certificate issued by HSU
    • Photocopy of Laboratory Results submitted to HSU
    • Photocopy of Marriage Certificate issued by PSA (if married)
    • Photocopy of Certificate of Confirmation from the NCIP or NCMF (if necessary)


STEP XI- Oath Taking

  • Sign the Certificate of Undertaking, which signifies the concurrence to accept any designation that will be given as a Jail Officer 1 in the BJMP regardless of educational background and region of origin.
  • Report at the DPRM/PRMD in blue maong pants, white round neck shirt, black garrison belt with silver buckle, white pair of shoes and socks with proper haircut.
  • Bring two (2) documentary stamps and valid Identification Card (ID) for the
  • Oath of Office form Oath-taking ceremony shall proceed upon the approval and availability of the Appointing Authority.

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Source: Philippine Go

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