Cops get 3-day immersion program in QC

September 14, 2018
Joselito T. Esquivel Jr.
QCPD director Chief Supt. Joselito T. Esquivel Jr. opens the Community-Immersion Program of the students of the Public Safety Basic Leadership Course headed by SPO2 Aaron N. Teaño in Bgy. Pansol, QC.

A GROUP of police non-commissioned officers undertaking a leadership training this week had their three-day community immersion program in Bgy. Pansol, Quezon City, where they mingled with local residents and gave them basic crime and terror prevention and awareness tips.

QC Police District director Chief Supt. Joselito T. Esquivel Jr. and Center for Police Strategy Management, Chief Supt. Noel A. Baraceros showed up during the three-day program undertaken by 54 students of the Public Safety Senior Leadership Course Class 2018-06 headed by Senior Police Officer 2 Aaron C. Teaño.

“This is part of our effort to help foster much greater police-community partnership and make them realize that they are our real partners in all our endeavors to keep the streets safe round-the-clock,” said SPO2 Teaño.

The cop said 120 Bgy. Pansol residents led by their chairman Joseph Mahusay participated in the immersion program. The participants include teenagers, members of the barangay council and security officers, businessmen, street sweepers and even drug surrenderers who have been cleared by the police and have returned to the mainstream of the society.

The three-day event saw the policemen-students conducting lectures and training to the participants. On Wednesday, Baraceros led the awarding ceremony attended by QCPD Station 9 officials led by Supt. Cipriano Galanida and their advisory council chaired by Councilor Allan Benedict Reyes.

The class also donated reflectorized vests for the Bgy. Pansol ‘Tanods’ and megaphones for their Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Team.

Teaño expressed appreciation to the Bgy. Pansol residents who gamely attended their lectures on crime statistics, the Philippine National Police’s campaign against illegal drug trafficking and abuse, crime prevention, the role of Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams and violent extremism and bomb identification.

The policemen also had Zumba with local senior citizens, joined a Brigada Eskwela, a medical mission and feeding program and lectured the participants on disaster preparedness, mitigation, search-and-rescue and fire prevention, control and suppression.

The barangay security personnel also received training from the policemen on handcuffing techniques apart from conducting social investigation, juvenile delinquency prevention and vice control, domestic violence seminar and criminal procedures including warrantless arrests and seizures.

The 54 policemen are getting their training from the National Capital Region Training Center headed by Supt. Nelvin M. Ricohermoso. The NCRTC provides career training to PNCOs based in Metro Manila.