43 Region 1 cops finish criminal investigation course

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – Forty-three personnel of Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) received their graduation certificates after successfully completing the Criminal Investigation Course (CIC) in a simple ceremony held last July 26 at the Concord Building here.

The graduates,  composed of police non-commissioned officers from the regional, provincial and municipal police offices, started training since May 24 here at Camp Florendo under the supervision of the Regional Intelligence and Detective Management Division (RIDMD).

The just-concluded training is the second CIC to be held in PRO1 this year.

PRO1 director Police Chief Superintendent Franklin Jesus B. Bucayu prioritized the conduct of CIC in PRO1 to upgrade the investigative knowledge and skills of the uniformed personnel, particularly the field investigators-on-case (IOC), with the view of minimizing lapses in investigation and improving conviction rate.

Police Senior Superintendent Mansue N. Lukban, PRO1 Deputy Regional Director for Operations, who represented the regional director as the guest of honor and speaker, handed out the graduation certificates, and awarded the top students and other outstanding graduates.

Police Officer 2 (PO2) Linda M. Banayos, PO2 Maria Vanessa P. Carolino and PO2 Resty T. Villaflores received awards for placing first, second and third, respectively, in the final order of merit.  Senior Police Officer 1 Richard A. Tagtagon received the Leadership Award, while PO2 Randy Canonizado was conferred the Marksmanship Award.

Recipients of Certificates of Commendation were PO3 Rufo E. Agas, PO2 Ariston A. Noval, PO3 Elizabeth S. Rialo, PO3 Rolando M. Bumanglag, PO2 Randy C. Canonizado, PO2 Reycar L. Almazan, PO2 Junjun R. Medina, PO2 Orlando P. Marumi Jr, PO2 Sherwin P. Agpalo and PO2 Winnie Rose F. Julian, for their successful case mission test.

In his message, SSupt Lukban urged the graduates to apply and further hone their new-found skills and to constantly strive to improve their proficiency in investigation when they go back to their respective assignments.

“As public servants, it is inspiring to know that people turn to us for help.  Make use of what you have learned and grab every chance to be of service to the community,”  Lukban said.

Key officers who attended the graduation ceremony included Senior Superintendent Tito G. Dacpano, chief of RIDMD and CIC Training Director; and Senior Superintendent Reynaldo G Biay, chief of the Regional Personnel and Human Resource Development Division.#