Police hold anti-street crimes training-A A +A
Thursday, July 12, 2012
THE Police Regional Office (PRO)-Zamboanga Peninsula is conducting a five-day Motorcycle Anti-Street Crime Operative Training (Mascot) in Zamboanga City.
Chief Superintendent Napoleon Estilles, PRO Director, said on Thursday the training is aimed to train policemen to fight riding-in-tandem criminals.
Crimes perpetrated by riding-in-tandem criminals include robbery hold-ups, snatchings, and others aside from killings.
Estilles said the training started on Wednesday and is set to end on Sunday.
“It is being held at Camp Abendan that houses the PRO headquarters in the village of Mercedes, 14 kilometers east of this city,” Estilles said.
He said the first batch of the Mascot trainees was composed of 40 policemen from the different police stations in the region.
He said the PRO will provide them the needed fuel once they will be deployed for duty.
The motorcycles to be used by the policemen are personally-owned, he added.
They will be deployed in crime prone areas and in places frequented by riding-in-tandem criminals, he said. (Bong Garcia)