Region I cops undergo refresher course on investigation

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – Seventy  police investigators in Region 1 participated in the ten-day police investigation refresher course which was held recently at the Concord Building here.

Police Chief Superintendent Orlando M. Mabutas, Region 1 police director, said the refresher course is part of the Integrated Transformation Program of the PNP particularly in upgrading the investigative capability of the police.

“This training is intended to enhance the knowledge and skills of our police investigators, provide them with the latest innovative investigative techniques, as well as give them updates on recent policies and guidelines pertaining to investigation,” the regional director added.

Police Senior Superintendent Alejandro M. Valerio, the chief of the regional investigative and detective management division (RIDMD), disclosed that 60 of the participants are investigators assigned at the municipal and city police stations of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur, and the remaining 10 participants are personnel from the National Support Units (NSUs) based in the region.

“The police investigators were given instructions on pertinent laws, crime scene management, scientific crime scene processing, criminal procedures, principles of investigation, case preparation, investigative report writing and other related topics,” Valerio said.

“This is in keeping with the policy of the PRO1 leadership to ensure that our personnel on the ground have the appropriate training to do their jobs within an acceptable level of proficiency,” added the RIDMD chief.#