PRO7: Doing and Training in the Basics
The mission of the Philippine National Police Training Service is to conduct training courses geared towards skills enhancement, intellectual advancement and moral transformation of PNP personnel essential to the pursuit of a respectable and responsive police force.
The hostage-taking incident transpired on August 23, 2010 earned the ire of Hong Kong government that eventually criticized the actions of our government especially the PNP. Police officers who responded said incident showed lack of management, equipment and skills in addressing such emergency situation. With this, PDG Raul M Bacalzo pronounced the need for a refresher/retraining of all members of the PNP as part of his advocacy.
Guided by his Eight Foundation Initiatives and Operational Imperatives, Training Directive Number 2010-22 the “Conduct of the City and Municipal Police Stations Unit Training” was created. It’s objective is to further enhance the knowledge of the police officers in the various aspects of police work, making them more productive members of the organization.
PNPTS being the OPR is directed to implement the training program to the different Regional Special Training Units.
In Central Visayas, PSINSP DEXTER M CALACAR, the training manager of Regional Special Training Unit 7 was designated as Course Coordinator/Facilitator and responsible in the conduct of the said training program... Prior to the implementation of the training, he has fully completed the Five-day Training of Trainers (TOT) on Back to Basic Training Course which was conducted by the PNP Training Service School for Specialized Courses at PNP Training Service, Camp Crame, Quezon City on November 19, 2010. Afterwards he organized training staff for the entire duration of the program.
As the year 2011 started, Regional Special Training Unit 7 commenced the conduct of Back to Basic Training Program for City and Municipal Police Stations. As of this date, RSTU7 has conducted five (5) batches, four (4) from Negros Oriental and one (1) from Bohol.
For the month of January this year, Back to Basic Training Program was initially launched at Dauin Police Station, NOPPO. It was followed by Tanjay City Police Station on February 2011, Ayungon Police Station on March 2011, all of NOPPO. Same activity was also conducted in Dumaguete City Police Station, Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office on April 2011 with seventy seven (77) participants.
Said training program for Negros Oriental gained full support from the Local Government headed by Governor Roel Ragay Degamo and also from Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office under the leadership of PSSupt Rey Lyndon T Lawas.
A total of forty four (44) personnel from Corella and Sikatuna Police Stations, BPPO participated Back to Basic Training in Bohol. They were the very first one to undergo the training program among the police stations in the province. This was conducted on May 9 – 17, 2011, held at Sikatuna Elementary School, Sikatuna, Bohol.