Seventy eight Philippine National Police officers and non-commissioned officers assigned at the Dumaguete police station graduated Tuesday from a week-long back-to-basics training.
The Dumaguete PNP personnel, headed by Office-In-Charge Sr. Insp. Eddie Oira, comprised the fourth batch to undergo the back-to-basics training, a thrust of Chief of the PNP, Director General Raul M. Bacalzo, to provide a refresher course for the police nationwide.
It is also a part of the PNP’s Integrated Transformation Program, said Sr. Supt. Lawas.
Police personnel from the towns of Dauin and Ayungon as well as from the city of Tanjay had previously undergone this training.
Negros Oriental is the first province in Region 7 (Central Visayas) to be provided the said police training.
The back-to-basics training included modules on investigation, conducting arrests, proficiency firing and the proper use of firearms, crime preservation and management, and basic communication and writing skills, among others.
The Dumaguete police force was temporarily replaced with those coming from the PNP’s Regional Public Safety Battalion and Provincial Public Safety Company and headed by Supt. Roy Abella, deputy provincial police director, to prevent a vacuum in the dispensation of daily functions and duties as well as maintaining peace and order in the city. (PNA)DCT/LAP/JFP