Apayao PNP undergoes reorientation, training in criminal investigation

LUNA, Apayao —To enhance and deepen the skills of Apayao Philippine National Police (PNP) including some Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) officials and personnel in investigating and resolving cases, Apayao  Police Provincial Office (APPO) initiated the conduct of a 45-day training on Criminal Investigation Course (CIC).

Apayao PNP Provincial Director PSSUPT Dominador Halog, Jr. saw the need to reorient and educate further his men for an efficient and accurate resolution of crimes, thus proposed and partnered with the Provincial Government of Apayao for this in-depth training held at Payananan Eco-Tourism and Sports Complex here.

Around 49 participants, 44 came from the PNP and five from the AFP endured the long sessions and graduated on November 7.

GRADUATES AGAIN. Apayao Governor Elias C. Bulut, Jr. (1st row, 9th from left) inspires the graduates of the 45-day training on Criminal Investigation Course (CIC) which was conducted at Payanan, Luna, Apayao. PSSUPT Dominador Halog, Jr. (8th from left)in partnership with the Provincial Government of Apayao initiated the conduct of the CIC to enhance further the skills of PNP including AFP officials in investigating and resolving cases. Attending the graduation rites is Chief Regional Investigation Detection Management Division PSSUPT Virgilio Laya (10th from left). BY GERRIAHZON S. SEBASTIAN

Governor Elias C. Bulut, Jr. commended and challenged the graduates to apply properly what they learned in the training. He hopes that another training will be conducted next year as some officials from the PNP are being transferred as they are not from the province.

In support of the Apayao PNP personnel, Bulut promised a donation of a van as there is the need to upgrade already the service vehicle of the APPO. He also made mentioned about the donation of lot of more than seven hectares at Sta. Lina, Luna to house the PNP, Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology. He assured them that it will push through.

The conduct of the CIC training is in response with the concern of the PNP for limited and dual function of investigators due to lack of personnel. According to PSSUPT Halog, one investigator should handle one case until its resolution before taking another case. However, in reality, Halog claimed that one investigator handles several cases just to cater the demands of the public.

The training which is composed of lectures, practical exercises, examination, athletics and on-the-job training was conducted seven lawyers, 13 PNP personnel and high ranking officials and one official form the BJMP. It is now expected that the graduates will show competency in investigating and handling cases in the province. BY GERRIAHZON S. SEBASTIAN

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