height limit for policemen

Philippines
April 10, 2013 4:57am CST
there's a bill passed in congress that abolishes the height requirement for PNP, BJMP and BFP applicants but P-Noy vetoed it. meaning it will not be passed into law. i believe that what's really needed in the police force is not about the height but more of the heart. he should really have the passion to serve his countrymen. i actually think a smaller man/woman can outrun escaping criminals. it's not the height bu the agility and reflexes that are more important. of course aside from the morals.
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@SIMPLYD (78765)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
I was happy when i heard and saw this news on TV. PNoy is right, height doesn't matter because what's matter is the dedication of the police on their jobs. Besides, does it mean that when you lack in height , you will also lack in the ability to perform your duties as policemen?
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• Philippines
12 Apr 13
well, p-noy vetoed the bill so it means he's against abolishing the height limit for policemen.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Apr 13
Hi, Because of the height requirement I think many deserving citizen are not given the chance to serve the country. Putting limit as to who can serve or not is almost like discrimination, thinking taller people can do better than shorter ones. At the end of the day, it is the citizens that suffer, criminals still roam the land, oblivious of the taller law enforcers whom the government believe can be effective in curving their criminal activities. My thought goes back to the time of colonial America who discriminated against black to serve in the army. Only when they allowed blacks to do so did they become a powerful nation. The government of this Republic may have made a really big mistake in discriminating shorter citizens to become law enforcers.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 13
i agree with you on this. it's like tolerating discrimination. there are people who really dream of serving his countrymen but because they fell short of heart, they are not given the equal chance.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
12 Apr 13
I agree I think height limitation should not stop an aspiring policeman, fireman from getting what they want. I think what is important is he can deliver what is demanded by the job. If height cannot hinder him from doing his job then it should not be a required.
• Philippines
12 Apr 13
according to the president, criminals won't be scared of small policemen especially when they are in BJMP.
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
11 Apr 13
whats with the height if he is corrupt and power tripper.its better to have a small cop that obeys the law and respects others.height does not matter.
• Philippines
12 Apr 13
same here. we need more policemen with character rather than policemen with nothing but height to brag.
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
You have a great point there. But of course, if a police has a better height he would look very authoritative and might make people feel intimidated, whereas if a police is of small stature, well, it might not have the same effect on people.
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
i understand your point. i think that's one of the reasons why pnoy vetoed this bill. if a policeman is quite short, he could be given a task where he will do well. not totally ban him from the service.