LEGAZPI CITY, June 23 (PNA) -– The 22 chiefs of police in Bicol who were sacked last week from their posts after failing the target policy output being implemented by the Philippine National Police are now undergoing an eight-day refresher to give them a second chance to be chiefs of police again.
The re-training started on Monday morning after the flag ceremony at Camp Gen. Simeon A. Ola here.
Chief Supt. Victor P. Deona, PNP Bicol regional director, opened the refresher course where he explained that the chiefs of police are undergoing the course in preparation for their reassignment as police chiefs in other towns of the region.
The refresher course has eight modules that will last for eight days and these are: Human Resource Management, Internal Discipline, Intelligence, Operation, Police Community Relations, Resource Management and Financial Matters, Investigation and General Subject.
Deona said the refresher course will be a regular study course for police officers who will aspire to become chiefs of police in municipalities where their main task is to supervise men.
He stressed that no police officers will be removed from their posts as long as they do their do their task to accomplish the target policy output of the performance governance system, which is the present program of the PNP.
"We should start to upgrade the level of standards of the police organization. We will no longer tolerate the ‘business as usual’ attitude which makes the public look down at the police,” Deona stressed.
He also informed the police chiefs that 1,237 Glock units have arrived in the region and these will be distributed among the provinces in Bicol to fill the gap in the number of service firearms of the police in different areas of the region.
“Since the need for more firearms has been satisfied, there is no reason for a police officer to avoid the marksmanship program of the regional leadership, especially that we have reconstructed the firing range in this camp for your continuous training,” Deona said.
Before he finished his message, the regional police chief decided to extend the refresher training for one more week so that additional modules could be introduced to the present curriculum. (PNA) LAP/FGS/EMC/CBD/