60 cops undergo SWAT training

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – Sixty police non-commissioned officers (PNCO) are set to undergo the Special Weapons and Armed Tactics (SWAT) training to further enhance their tactical skills to combat potential threats in Region 1 after a simple ceremony here July 9.

Police Senior Superintendent Rodel D. Calungsud, Deputy Regional Director for Administrations and other top regional police officials, led by PSSupt. Alejandro M. Valerio, Regional Chief Directorial Staff were the guests during the opening ceremony.

The SWAT trainees  composed of fifty-nine (59) male and one (1) female PNCO were carefully selected and screened from the different local municipal and city police stations of Region 1 and the Regional Public Safety Battalion 1 (RPSB1).  Having already finished the Special Counter-Insurgency Unit Training (SCOUT), the trainees are presently being organized to undergo training under the Regional Special Training Unit (RSTU).

PSSupt. Calungsud pointed out during his message that SWAT training is very important especially for PNP personnel deployed at Pangasinan where there have been a lot of shooting incidents and those who are from the big cities of Laoag, Vigan, Dagupan and San Fernando that clearly needs a SWAT team to deal with high risk situations that are beyond the capabilities of local police stations.#