City gives cops, enforcers Korean, Japanese lessons

PERSONNEL of Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) and Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team) will undergo language training to help them better communicate with foreigners involved in incidents in Mandaue City.

City Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisumbing mentioned the City’s programs for the MCPO after Chief Supt. Robert Quenery, the Police Regional Office 7 director, paid a courtesy call to the mayor yesterday.

The Mandaue City Government will sponsor the Korean and Chinese language training in the next few months.

Quisumbing said there will be one or two designated officers per station for the language training.

He said they have seen a number of incidents that involved foreigners in Mandaue.

Almost two weeks ago, there was a shooting incident in A. S. Fortuna St. where a Korean national died after he was killed by riding-in-tandem assailants.

The MCPO initially mentioned that the victim’s business or work can be the possible motive of the shooting.

“One of the difficulties (that the) police faced afterwards was it was hard to interview persons of interests. It was hard to interview certain witnesses and resource persons because of language barrier,” he said.

The mayor would also want the Team personnel in the training because there were traffic incidents involving Korean and Chinese nationals. (FMG)
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