TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Sponsored by the Philippine National Police (PNP), 55 field investigators from the Kalinga Police Provincial Office (KPPO), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and the Philippine Army (PA) finished Criminal Investigation Course on May 5.
In the closing ceremony held at the Las Vegas Hotel and Convention Center, PSI Nelson Sad-ang said that the course was taken to enhance the investigative skills, techniques, and capabilities of field investigators. Sad-ang also said that the course satisfies the demand for crime solution and crime efficiency.
In his message, Mayor Ferdinand Tubban, the guest of honor and speaker said that it is a common knowledge that many criminal cases are dismissed because of the inaccuracy in the statement of facts by criminal investigators, or the deficiencies in the testimony of witnesses aggravated by the inefficiencies or lack of skill of prosecutors to establish the guilt of the accused in spite of the overwhelming evidence that warrant his conviction.
The mayor also reminded the graduates that the learning experience will enhance their knowledge and skills in criminal investigation especially in the war against illegal drugs with the end in view of helping the community attain justice for all.
The occasion also hailed top three graduates namely PO2 MorrizWacdagan (89.10%), PO3 Macli-ingAtma (88.29%) and PO1 ChanlaGanon (88.10%) and a Leadership Award given to SPO2 Esteban Wacdagan.
‘’Part of my study habit is reading literature related to crime investigation apart from taking the course earnestly. I will use this opportunity to serve the community better,’’ the top graduate quoted.
Introduced through lectures, practical examination and non-academic activity, the 45-day training course equivalent to 200 hours which ran from February 17 to May 5 was composed of four modules namely General Subjects, Laws and Jurisprudence, Introduction to Investigative Procedures and Court Practices.
By Darwin S. Serion