Police Region 1 resumes training of BPAT members

February 2, 2011 11:00 am 

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Feb. 2 — The Police Regional Office 1 resumed its program to train members of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams (PBATs) so that they can be more effective in helping the police maintain peace and order in various communities.

A report from PRO 1 said the training is in compliance with Letter of Instruction (LOI) “Bayanihan” first implemented regionwide in May 2009.

LOI Bayanihan is a comprehensive strategy seeking to strengthen all BPATs and stakeholders in the region so that they can perform their mission more effectively in helping the police maintain peace and order in their respective barangays.

PRO 1 reported that at least 19 BPAT members from Barangay Parian and 27 from Barangay Madayegdeg, both in San Fernando, have already completed their five-day training last week held at Concorde Building, PRO 1, Camp Brigadier General Oscar M. Florendo.

There are BPAT members in every barangay of Region 1 organized since May 2009 under the auspices of the Regional Police Community Relations Division (RPCRD), now headed by Sr. Supt. Reynante G. Partible.

Partible said the training includes basic investigative procedures, report writing, human rights, traffic management, basic intelligence, disaster relief and rescue operations and other related topics.

Lectures and practical training on police intervention techniques and firearms handling are also included. (PNA)

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