Females shine in PNP Scout training

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Monday, May 6, 2013


LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET – The recent class of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Special Counter Operation Unit Training (Scout) in the region had the most number of female graduates.

This highlights the saying: “females are now closely invading the law enforcement profession that was previously dominated by males.”

There are 25 females who completed the 45-day rigid training for the non-commissioned officers under the modified PNP SCOUT training class.

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Cordillera police chief Benjamin Magalong said the standard set forth for them is aimed to come up with highly disciplined, effective, and efficient PNP member.

It is now mandatory for the lower ranks to undergo this training because this is one of the requirements for promotion to the next higher rank.  

Their month-long counter-insurgency training developed mental and physical skills and basic principles and techniques on urban crisis response. The search and rescue operations were also covered in the training that developed camaraderie and teamwork among the participants. 

Magalong presented the certificates and awarded the medals to the ranking individuals who were able to excel in their class. “Training is very vital nowadays and the purpose of the PNP SCOUT is not designed to develop killing machines but to help trainees withstand all pressures at extreme conditions,” he said.  

The police chief is optimistic that the new graduates and the police force in the region as a whole can surely do the sworn tasks and prove their competence. “We make sure that every PNP personnel deployed are ready, capable and efficient in handling their duties and responsibilities.”  

The graduates will be deployed in different provinces of the region to help ensure a secure and fair election this May.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on May 07, 2013.

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