Police Regional Training Unit Director, Supt. Renato Dungan, challenged the 32 police personnel of Dauin police station to use wisely the knowledge they learned during the seven-day Back-to-Basics training recently.
Dauin PNP station members compose the first batch of graduates who completed the training in Negros Oriental and Central Visayas.
Dungan said he appreciates the strong support from the local government unit in strengthening the police force in the town. He saw the importance of strengthening the police force especially with the presence of foreign and local tourists.
He said they have included in the refresher course the basic knowledge on crisis management and importance of marksmanship training.
Dauin is one of the famous tourist destinations in Negros Oriental because of the well preserved marine protected areas and the world’s famous diving site Apo Island. The town has a total of 17 beach resorts including Apo Island.
Mayor Neil Credo also expressed his gratitude to the Regional Training Unit for accepting their request for the training. He is expecting for a better performance from Dauin PNP after the training.
The mayor also vowed to purchase two units of motorcycles for Dauin PNP in order to improve police visibility.
Credo will also consult with the members of the Sangguniang Bayan for a possible fund source to purchase ammunition for the marksmanship training of the police personnel. They have identified an area to develop into a shooting range for practice shooting, the mayor said.
Gov. Roel Degamo also promised to continuously support the PNP provincial command under Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas. He said part of the support is the purchase of bomb squad equipment and canine dogs.
He said the province will try its best to provide the needs and request of the PNP in order to maintain the peace and order and cooperation from the community.
Meanwhile, Lawas said the Tanjay PNP will be the next to undergo the Back-to-Basics training starting February 21. He said they will complete the training in Negros Oriental before the training unit will transfer to other provinces in the region.
Lawas said he also scheduled a training with all chiefs of police in the province and all police personnel assigned at the PNP Provincial Headquarters.*MA
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