139 PNP personnel undergo special counter-insurgency operations training

May 28, 2013 10:21 pm 

DUMAGUETE CITY, May 28 –- A total of 139 Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel are undergoing training on special counter-insurgency operations at a police camp in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental.

The PNP’s Special Counter-Insurgency Unit Training or SCOUT course is the 2nd to be held in the province this year, according to Sr. Insp. Dexter Calacar, assistant training manager of the Regional Special Training Unit (RSTU) of the PNP in Region 7.

The SCOUT, which reeled off during the weekend at Camp Herman Carballo in Barangay Nagbagan, Sta. Catalina, comprises 37 females and 102 males, according to Sr. Insp. Calacar.

The formal opening of the 45-day training of the PNP SCOUT Class 38-2013 was attended by Negros Oriental Governor-elect Roel Degamo, Sr. Supt. Noel Gillamac, the Chief of Regional Personnel and Human Resource Development and Doctrine Division of the PNP Regional Office in Region 7, Supt. Alexander Solidad, deputy provincial director for operations of the Negros Oriental PNP and Sr. Insp. Calacar.

The trainees come from different PNP units and will return to their original assignments after graduation from the SCOUT, a course requirement for police personnel who train on the development of mental and physical skills, as well as principles and techniques on crisis response operations.

Part of the training focuses as well on disaster response, jungle terrain operations and developing camaraderie and teamwork. (PNA)

LAP/JFP

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