Police hold intell training course for Sulu cops PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 September 2014 14:25

Governor Totoh Tan welcomed Wednesday the holding of 45-day intensive police intelligence training course in Sulu, one of five provinces under the Muslim autonomous region.

Senior Superintendent Romeo Ver, leader of the group that will train the provincial police force, arrived in Sulu and paid his courtesy call on Governor Tan and Vice Governor Sakur Tan.

Ver also discussed with the provincial officials the upcoming intelligence training which aims to further enhance the skills and capabilities of policemen and officers in all 19 towns in the province as part of a program launched by the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Governor Tan said he is supporting the training and has even offered venues for the event. Ver and his group praised Governor Tan for his full support to the police program.

The provincial police force headed by Senior Superintendent Abraham Orbita, with the support of Governor Tan and other Sulu government officials, are active in various community civic actions in different towns here.

Just recently, the Sulu police launched an orientation on “Lasanun Natuh in Lupag Sug” program in accordance with the PNP P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030 which stands for “Peace and Order Agenda for Transformation and upholding of the Rule-of- Law.”

P.A.T.R.O.L. PLAN 2030 was formulated as the result of tedious analysis and review on previous PNP plans and programs, issues and concerns, challenges and inputs both from internal and external stakeholders which served as the basis of the technical working group in formulating its Transformation Roadmap 2030.  It is basically the entire range of policing and strategies to keep the PNP responsive at all times to the needs of the community or society.

Prior to Ver’s visit, Vice Governor Tan also attended the Area Public Safety Workshop in Zamboanga City participated by government representatives from Basilan, Tawi-Tawi and Zamboanga.

The event was launched by the Anti-Terrorism Council Program Management Center under the Office of the President and also attended by Western Mindanao Command chief General Rustico Guerrero and Western Mindanao Police Director Chief Superintendent Edgar Basbas; and Tawi-Tawi Governor Nurbert Sahali, among others.

Zamboanga City Mayor Maria Isabelle Salazar addressed the participants in the workshop dubbed “Target Hardening: Operationalizing the Whole of Nation Approach against Terrorism and Criminality.” — Al Jacinto