HPG-9 sharpens men’s gun handling skills PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2014 11:47

The Highway Patrol Group 9 is set to conduct a second stage firearm  proficiency and actual  firing test anytime.

HPG-9 Chief Sr. Supt. Severino B. Agustin said the firearm proficiency and firing test is a continuing  training  for HPG-9 operatives  aside from their regular mission as  law enforcers on anti-carnapping.

Last  August 28, 2014,  HPG-9 conducted a first group firearms proficiency actual firing test at Camp Abendan.

According to Agustin, the proficiency firing is divided into two groups  because one group is put on duty in manning the different units in the region for their regular job on motorvehicle clearance issuance and operations on anti-carnapping law while the other group is participating in the firing test.

Agustin said the command maximizes the assignment, schooling or training of its personnel  because of lack of  personnel.

“We always continue educating  our personnel on gun handling and its uses because it is their partner and weapon in every operation as they are always facing danger in enforcing the law,” he said.

Agustin cited the case of a traffic violator who killed SPO4 Edwin J. Ocupe in Zamboanga Sibugay in May 2012 as the latter was enforcing the law. — Allen Abastillas