Are you someone who is tactically inclined? Or are you an Infomation Technologist? Teacher? Engineer? Accountant? Doctor? Criminologist? You can name it all. As long as you have what it takes to be a Jail Officer 1, you can become one of the BJMP Region 10 team, as they are now accepting applicants for 2023 quota!

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).

On January 2, 1991, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology was created thru Republic Act 6975 as a line Bureau under the Department of Interior and Local Government. The Jail Bureau is the upgraded version of its forerunner, the Office of Jail Management and Penology of the defunct PC/INP last headed by BRIG GEN Arsenio E. Concepcion. As mandated by law, the BJMP shall operate under the reorganized Department of the Interior and Local Government. Starting from scratch with 500 personnel in 1991 the BJMP weaned from its mother PC/INP as a mere component, to become a full-fledged bureau. Director Charles S. Mondejar took his oath of office on July 1 of 1991 as the first Chief of the Bureau. The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology supervises and controls all district, city and municipal jails.

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. 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.

The BJMP operates and maintains Regional Offices in each of the administrative regions of the country, headed by a Regional Director for Jail Management and Penology, with the rank of at least Senior Superintendent. The Regional Director is assisted by an Assistant Regional Director for Administration, Assistant Regional Director for Operations, and Regional Chief of Directorial Staff, who are all officers with the rank of at least Superintendent. Interestingly, The BJMP Region 10 opens applications for those interested to be a part of their team as Jail Officers for 2023, this is your chance to pursue a secure job in the government at the same time help people behind bars to become better persons.

What are the Benefits?

Do you have what it takes to be a Jail Officer? Apply now and be 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.

What are the Qualifications?

No person shall be appointed as Uniformed Personnel of the BJMP unless he/she possesses the following minimum qualifications:

  • A Citizen of the Republic of the Philippines;
  • A Person of good moral character;
  • Must possess a baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution of learning;
  • Must possess the appropriate civil service eligibility;
  • Must not have been dishonorably discharged of dismissal for cause from previous employment;
  • Must not have been convicted by final judgement of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude;
  • Must not be less than twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) years of age. Provided, that a waiver for age requirement shall be automatically granted to applicants belonging to the cultural communities;
  • Must be at least one meter and fifty-seven centimeters (1.57m) in height for male, and one meter and fifty-two centimeters (1.52m) for female: provided that a waiver for height requirement shall be granted to applicants belonging to the cultural communities; and
  • Must weigh not more or less than five kilograms (5kgs) from the standard weight corresponding to his/her height, age and sex.

What are the required documents?

  • Duly accomplished Personal Data Sheet (Revised 2017) (download HERE)
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate from PSA
  • Authenticated Diploma
  • Authenticated Transcript of Records
  • Authenticated Certificate of Eligibility/ Board Rating (with photocopy PRC ID)
  • Photocopy of Marriage Certificate – PSA (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of NBI Clearance
  • Photocopy of Police Clearance
  • Photocopy of Barangay Clearance
  • Photocopy of Court clearances
    • Fiscal Clearance
    • Regional Trial Court clearance
    • Municipal Trial Court clearance
  • Photocopy of NCIP/ OMA Certificate (if applicable)

Additional Requirements for Background Investigation

  • Duly accomplished Personal Data Sheet (Revised 2017)
  • Transcript of Records and Diploma
  • Authenticated Certificate of Eligibility/ Board Rating (with photocopy PRC ID)
  • Certificate of Confirmation (if applicable)
  • House Sketch

Prescribed Attire

  • Face Mask
  • White Round Neck Shirt
  • Garrison Belt (skeletal buckle)
  • Blue Denim Pants
  • White Shoes

Submit your application folder at BJMP Regional Office 10, F. Delima St., Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City (WALK-IN)

Kindly comply all the requirements before submitting it to the Regional Office. Incomplete requirements will not be accepted.

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology strictly prohibits any form of gifts or of monetary value from its applicants in exchange for favors relative to their application for employment.

BJMP as a government agency affords equal employment opportunity among its applicants hence it does not tolerate any act of corruption during and after the pre-employment process.

BJMP maintains a corruption-free record on the recruitment of jail officers. Please report immediately any BJMP personnel asking and or collecting gifts or money in exchange for favor towards his/her employment application to mobile numbers: 09217405555 or 09159200915

Source: Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Region X


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