LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Police Regional Office – Cordillera had Dr. Marlyn Wacnag of Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC) as guest lecturer recently on their on going 45-day Philippine National Police Investigation Officers Basic Course (PNP-IOBC) to end in November.
Forty-five Police, Bureau of Fire Protection and Army Commissioned Officers with ranks of Police Inspectors to Police Superintendents are the participants of the said course which started last September 27, 2016 being held at the PRO-Cordillera Log Cabin, Camp Bado Dangwa.
Police Senior Superintendent Vergilio P. Laya, Acting Chief of the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division of Police Regional Office Cordillera coordinated the invitation to CCDC.
Wacnag lectured on October 5 the subject Building Communications Proficiency in the Police Regional Office’ quest for successful investigation of crime, arrest and prosecution of suspects in support to the National Headquarters program of developing the capability of investigators, case managers and supervisors.
Wacnag, College of Teacher Education Dean of CCDC, discussed her scope of instruction on the importance of communication process; different types of communication, different general barriers of communication; most common errors encountered in writing police reports, memoranda and letters; pre-requisites in writing correspondence and technical reports, and essential qualities of good writing.
“The lecture serves as reminder for the investigators to apply the principles of report writing to ensure quality in reporting,” Police Superintendent Leon Talleo said in his interview.
Wacnag in her lecture on language proficiency said that hearing is differentiated from listening as a physical process only that takes place in the ears, where listening is a mental process that involves cognition. She said that sentence errors could also be determined and corrected such as run – on sentences, misplaced modifiers, fragments, dangling modifiers, faulty parallelisms, and split infinitives.
“The discussion is very important to us especially that we are getting old that we tend to forget things,” Police Inspector Ruben Tamiray thankfully and appreciatively said.
IOBC is a regular mandatory course for Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) to enhance their investigative skills and competency in the performance of their duties and responsibilities as case managers or supervisors. It is one of the other courses the agency has issued with the guidelines on the Certification Program for Field Investigators through Memorandum Circular No. 2013-002.
By NORIE S. INUMPA-PADNGARAN