A TOTAL of 692 newly-graduated police officers have been deployed Monday, July 15, to undergo a six-moth Field Training Program (FTP)-On the Job Training across the Zamboanga Peninsula.
Police Major Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, said they were deployed to the police offices of Zamboanga City and in the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Zamboanga del Sur.
Of the total, Galvez said 450 are deployed to the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO); 92 to Zamboanga del Norte; 91, Zamboanga del Sur; and 59, Zamboanga Sibugay. They will be under the watch of the Regional Special Training Unit (RSTU)-9.
She said the conduct of the six-month FTP is to expose the new policemen to actual police works in the field of patrol, investigation and other duties.
Galvez said the Muslim policewomen undergoing FTP have been ordered to wear their traditional white Hijab head cover with their uniform while in the performance of their duty as patrol officers to foster peace and oneness of the Philippine National Police (PNP) with the Muslim community in the region.
She said they have just completed the six-month public safety basic recruit course at the RSTU-9 in Pasonanca village, Zamboanga City.
Police Colonel Ronaldo Llaner, deputy regional director for administration, led Monday the send-off ceremony of the 692 new policemen, who belong to the “Masiklab Class 2018-01, to undergo FTP.
The ceremony was held at Camp Colonel Abendan that houses the PRO-Zamboanga Peninsula headquarters in the village of Mercedes, Zamboanga City. (SunStar Philippines)