SAN FERNANDO CITY – The Police Community Affairs and Development (PCAD) Course opened Thursday with sixty personnel from the different provincial offices of the Police Regional Office 1 participating in this com-petency course.
the PNP-Directorate for Police Community, stressed the importance of the PCAD Course to equip the patrollers with the skills and abilities needed in the performance of their duties and responsibilities.
“As police patrollers, you are the conduit or the direct link between the PNP organization and the community. The relevance and significance of PCR should be upheld by each and every police officer considering PCR as the heart of the organization,” De Sagun said.
De Sagun reminded the participants to exert extra effort in image-building and in improving the public perception towards the police with their behavior and actions and in wearing the proper uniform.
Meanwhile, Police Chief Superintendent Ericson T. Velasquez, regional director of PRO1, expressed his gratitude to the leadership of DPCR for selecting PRO1 as the venue for the PCAD Course.
“We are grateful for giving PRO1 this opportunity to elevate our standards on police community relations so as to ensure our commitment as the citizen-friendly police and protectors of human rights,” Velasquez said.
The PCAD Course will last for 30 days, equivalent to 240 training hours. It covers the main modules on community organizing, mobilizing, inter-agency linkages, media relations skills, communication skills, information operation and disaster manage-\ment.
The newly-opened PCAD Course is the 16th batch since the DPCR started two years