LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Police Regional Office Cordillera on their on-going Philippine National Police 45-day training on Investigation Officers Basic Course (IOBC) invited Dr. Marlyn Wacnag of Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC), Buyagan to lecture on Building Communications Proficiency and Stress Management at the Log Cabin, Camp Bado Dangwa.
Fifty four Police Officers with ranks from Police Inspectors to Police Superintendents are the participants of the said activity which started from October 15 to November 22 with the objective to enhance the knowledge and skills of the police officers about investigation.
Senior Superintendent Virgilio P. Laya, Course Director; Senior Superintendent Donato O. Bacquian, Chairman; and Superintendent Dominador M. Halog were the persons in charge of the said activity.
Judge Marybelle Marinas, Superintendent Dominador M. Halog Jr., and Non Uniformed Personnel Elizabeth Cedo were some of the other training resource speakers invited.
Wacnag, College of Teacher Education Dean in 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.
Human indecency and pain which is putting aside personal feelings in dealing with criminals and their victims, internal and personal stressors where police work shifts require not only biological adjustments but also complicate officers’ personal lives, criminal justice system , safety and administrative stressors were some police work stressors Wacnag pointed out in her Stress Management lecture on November 9.
IOBC is a regular mandatory course for Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) to enhance their investigative skills and competency in the line of police work. It is one of the offered courses the Philippine National Police had earlier adopted in a Ladderized Investigative Training Program in the field of investigation to upgrade the level of competence and skills of its Field Investigators and to ensure that they meet the training requirements of the Certification Program.
Criminal Investigation Course (CIC), Police Detective Course (PDC), and Investigation Officers Basic Course (IOBC) are some of the other courses the agency has issued guidelines on the Certification Program for Field Investigators through Memorandum Circular No. 2013-002.