High ranking Japanese official lectures on enhanced latent fingerprint collection procedures

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) headed by Chief Superintendent Ricardo C. Marquez played host to a high-ranking law enforcement Japanese official who visited this camp April 16.

Chief Superintendent Takahiro Iiri, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Manager/Advisor to Chief, PNP, was accompanied by Senior Inspector Kazuhisa Sumi, JICA Forensic Expert, when he visited PRO1 and was officially welcomed by key PRO1 officers led by Police Senior Superintendent Rodel D. Calungsud, Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Senior Superintendent Tito G. Dacpano, Chief of the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division, PSSupt. Angelito D. Dumangeng, Chief of the Regional Operations and Plans Division and PSupt. Angeles V. Hernandez, Chief of Regional Crime Laboratory Office 1.

Takahiro is a good friend of Marquez because of past work relationship as the regional director was formerly assigned in the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM) and then as the Deputy Director for Operations at Camp Crame.

“I am very pleased that CSUPT Takahiro Iiri, and the JICA Expert Team is here with us personally to help in the aspect of the professionalization of our investigative department, particularly to the science of latent fingerprint collection in crime scenes,” the regional director said.

Takahiro delivered a lecture-presentation on Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), an enhanced latent fingerprint collection procedure in crime scenes.

Personnel from PRO1 Headquarters, Regional Crime Laboratory, City and Municipal Chiefs of Polices of Region 1 and field investigators attended the lecture-presentation held at the Concord Building here.

Takahiro’s presentation included an introduction to the management activities conducted in the NCRPO, extra training for field investigators, the award and commendations to the deserving investigators, trainers and commanders for good field performance of fingerprint collection, a lecture on effective management for enhancement of field investigation and a joint training for field investigators and chiefs of Police Investigation Branch.

“Police investigators here in Region 1 are keys to the highest crime solution efficiency in the entire country, and with the step-by-step full implementation of the AFIS, its potential will surely pave way for more excellence, for our countrymen who deserve no less than our best services.” Marquez.#