THE DAVAO Region police office has called for more applicants with 800 positions to fill and candidates numbering only over half of that. Chief Insp. Milgrace C. Driz, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 11, said over the weekend that at present, only about 460 have applied for the vacant slots. These applicants have yet to undergo the required interviews before becoming a member of the police force. Ms. Driz noted that even if all these applicants pass the screening, the regional unit will still need about 360 others. “Aside from the usual interview, applicants will also undergo other rigorous screening processes, including background investigations and illegal drug tests,” Ms. Driz said. Applicants need to be college graduates or passers of the National Police Commission exams. — Carmelito Q. Francisco