248 rookie cops finish refresher course training

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – Two hundred forty eight police personnel  have completed their week-long Basic Police Functions Refresher Course conducted on August 5 at the Police Regional Office 1 Grandstand on August 5.

The course participants with a rank of Police Officer 1 started their training on July 29, while they are temporarily assigned at Regional Public Safety Battalion 1 (RPSB1) after they completed their Field Training Program in Regional Training School 1 (RTS1).

Police Chief Superintendent Ricardo C. Marquez, Regional Director of PRO1, directed Police Senior Superintendent Reynaldo G. Biay, Battalion Commander of RPSB1 to conduct said refresher course to the young cops in keeping with the Chief PNP’s CODE P (Competence, Organizational Development, Discipline and Excellence).

The Regional Director said the refresher training is necessary to retrain and remind the rookie cops on their basic duties and responsibilities, most especially on the values and ethical standard, prior to their assignments to the real world of police service.

“We will train and equip our personnel on their basic job with competence.  At the same time, we will intensify training on basic capabilities like investigation, proper first-responder actions and procedures, crime scene preservation and management, case build-up, proper use of firearms, arrest and handcuffing techniques, and the like,” he added.

Biay said the course put emphasis on police intervention techniques, traffic management and control, civil disturbance management and marksmanship. It also included lectures on directorial duties and functions, police ethics, investigation techniques, criminal investigation and bomb identification and detection.

The 248 police personnel will be deployed to the different RPSB 1 line companies based in the four provinces of Region 1.#