De Ocampo inspires 120 WMSU criminology studes PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 August 2011 16:16

“It is always good to start things by putting your best foot forward and your presence here today as you’re about to start your internship program with us is a clear manifestation of your desire to learn and that is  a good start”.

Thus said City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo in his simple message to 120 fourth year criminology students of the Western Mindanao State University under Class Adviser SPO2 Alex Mabalot during their deployment at the City Police Office yesterday.

De Ocampo said he was glad to accept the students to work as partners of the regular policemen as he expressed belief that they can learn more on police works.
The police chief cited the importance of undergoing practicum as it will prepare the students when they finish their course to become later law enforcers.
During their practicum, De Ocampo said the students will be taught by regular policemen on how to handle cases and how to prevent crimes. 

Gazing at the students, De Ocampo recalled 21 years ago when he joined the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA), where he felt nervous but exited to start his law enforcement career.

“I am sure that most of you can relate with me today on what I’ve felt 21 years ago,” De Ocampo said.
He said that the WMSU College of Criminology has always been partnering with them on the endeavor.

De Ocampo hopes that they can continue assist the academe in producing quality graduates, especially in the field of criminology.
Mabalot said the 120 students will go on duty with the regular policemen for the whole semester until their graduation.

Mabalot expressed optimism that the students will learn well in their practicum and will become good law enforcers in the future. — Dan Toribio Jr.