101 Scout trainees finish 45-day training

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Saturday, July 19, 2014


A TOTAL of 101 Scout trainees from the 11th Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) completed the 45-day rigid training on Special Counter Insurgency Operation Training in Davao City on Friday.

The closing ceremony of the 101 Philippine National Police (PNP) Modified Scout Class 01-2014 was held at the grandstand of the Camp Quintin M Merecido in Catitipan in Davao City, with Senior Superintendent Federico L. Dulay, Police Regional Office-Davao Region (PRO-11) Deputy Regional Director for Administration, as guest speaker.

In a message, Dulay said the scout training is one of the toughest trainings that one could experience, as it teaches the scouts every basic detail in Internal Security Operations (ISO). He added that is mandatory to all police personnel as preparation for the PNP’s ISO.

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Among the trainings being conducted were statistic display, section movements, patrolling, field training, intelligence training, and marksmanship. The training was mounted by the Regional Special Training Unit 11 that started March 20 and ended July 18.

Davao Police Regional Office (PRO) spokesperson Chief Inspector Jed Clamor, in an interview Saturday, said the training also sharpens one’s mind, strengthens camaraderie, and builds unity with its fellowmen and the community as a whole.

Clamor said the 101 scout graduates, who are already at the RPSB11 office, are set for deployment along strategic detachments in Davao Region to counter insurgency problems. They’re mandated to assist and support the military, he added.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 20, 2014.

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