THE Police Regional Office Western Visayas has formulated a Squad System (S2) to intensify their continuous internal cleansing campaign in all policemen in Western Visayas.

Superintendent Gilbert Gorero, spokesperson of PRO Western Visayas, in a press release said S2 is a proactive strategy in internal cleansing to address the problem of misbehavior and misconduct of all personnel by strengthening leadership potentials and enhancing ethical, moral and spiritual values.

Its strategic objectives is to ensure the highest level of performance and discipline under service-oriented, God-centered, and family-based.

Gorero said S2 will be composed of a minimum of 10 personnel and the most senior non-commissioned officers will be designated as squad leaders and assistant squad leaders.

Both are responsible for nurturing, developing and monitoring his/her squad members as the responsible and accountable police force of the region, he added.

For the successful implementation of S2, a life coach from the pastor ministry will be designated. A lecture will be conducted once a week in accordance with the approved manual.

On March 12, more than 1,000 squad leaders attended the orientation seminar led by Chief Superintendent Cesar Binag, director of PRO-6, for the effective implementation of S2.

The orientation was focused on the squad leader's capability enhancement such as personal and professional competence; instilling accountability, teamwork and esprit de corps; and enforcing discipline at the smallest unit and bridging the gap between commissioned officers and non-commissioned officers.

A surprise drug test was also conducted to all participants.