SOME 453 newly-commissioned police officers were formally deployed to the police provincial offices during the send-off ceremony at the Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PROCOR) in Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Peter Tagtag Jr., acting chief of the Regional Personnel Records Management Division (RPRMD), said the new police personnel will be deployed to the different mobile force units of PROCOR as additional striking force of the different regional, provincial and city mobile forces in the region.
Of the 453 patrolmen and women, 60 will be allotted to Abra, 33 in Apayao, 102 in Baguio City, 74 in Benguet, 31 in Ifugao, 61 in Kalinga, 48 in the Mountain Province, and 44 to the Regional Mobile Forces Brigade 15.
The new police personnel completed the six-month Public Safety Basic Recruit Course (PSBRC) and six-month Field Training Program (FTP) as part of honing their efficiency and competency as law enforcement officers.
Aside from augmenting the mobile force units, these police personnel will undergo the 60-day Basic Internal Security Operation Course (Bisoc) training to further equip them with the knowledge, attitude, skills and values needed in making them more capable and skilled specifically on anti-insurgency and terrorism.
Brigadier General Israel Ephraim Dickson, PROCOR regional director, called on the rookie cops to help bring the police closer to the public.
“As part of the marching orders from the higher command, I am enjoining you to help sustain that recognition and be mindful of all your actions,” Dickson said.