450 police recruits to undergo basic training

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDOFour hundred fifty police recruits will undergo rigid basic training for one yeart after they have passed screening process set by the PNP and strictly implemented by the  Regional Screening Committee (RSC) here.

Police Chief Superintendent Ericson T. Velasquez, Regional Director of PRO1 said the new police recruits composing 360 males and 90 females will undergo 12 months field training  at the  Regional Training Center 1 (TRC1) in Aringay, La Union.

In his message, Velasquez stressed the importance of their transformation from purely civilians to police officers as he reminded them to train hard in order to be physically, mentally and spiritually prepared for the hardships of police works, and to become professional and competent public servants who possess high standard of morality and discipline.

“The basic training that you will undergo shall be a major part of your desired change. It is not an ordinary training and very far from those you took when you were just little boy scouts and girl scouts.  It may seem difficult for starters like you, but if you have that willingness and resolve to change for the better, I am quite sure you will find the journey of transformation smooth and fulfilling,” Velasquez said.

The regional director also emphasized to the recruits to adhere to the PNP motto of “Service, Honor and Justice” and encouraged them to display the highest regard for public service.

“Kayo ay hinirang sa inyong katungkulan upang magsilbi sa taong bayan; you are not hired to be served by the people. Bilang mga bagong lingkod ng bayan, ipakita ninyo na kayo ay karapat-dapat sa tiwalang naipagkaloob sa inyo because we cannot afford to compromise the safety of our people who are the very reason for our existence,” he added.#