CITY OF MATI— In its bid to capacitate and equip law enforcement personnel with skills in the field of investigation and solving crimes, the Davao Oriental Provincial Police Office (DOPPO) has produced a total of 57 new graduates in the recently conducted Crime Investigation Course.
A total of 57 law enforcement personnel consisting of 49 policemen, 3 military personnel, and 5 Non-Uniformed Personnel have recently completed the said 45-day training course which has been capped with a graduation rites held at Menzi Beach Park and Campsite in Barangay Dahican here on December 6, 2016.
Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division (RIDMD) Chief PSSUPT Marcial Mariano P. Magistrado IV highlighted the significance of the activity which aims at upholding the country’s justice system, particularly in terms of law enforcement. “The police force is one of the indispensable keys in crime prevention and part of crime solution,” he said. He stressed the need of enhancing further their knowledge and skills since their role as investigators, which spans from identifying, arresting criminals and gathering substantial evidences to file a solid case in court, is considered crucial.
He added this training has a significant impact to the community as it assures increase in crime clearance and crime solution efficiency with the presence of additional investigators.
Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang, who was guest of honor and speaker during the graduation rites, challenged the new graduates to intensify investigation efforts on cases yet to be solved especially in the City of Mati.
He also underscored the law enforcers’ huge role in the anti-drug campaign which the national government strongly pushes. “As a regular law enforcement institution, you are responsible for the efficient and effective law enforcement, particularly in the relentless campaign being waged now by our beloved President, Rodrigo Duterte, against the illegal drugs trade,” he said.
“As new graduates of the criminal investigation course, I hope you will bring the Philippine National Police to another auspicious year of successful operations. Certainly, this course will boost the morale of the police personnel and will uphold the reputation of your institution. May this course not only strengthen even more your core values but also strengthen your relationship with all stakeholders. This would lead to the application of new strategic approaches especially in the conduct of advocacy campaign,” he added. By KLD, Photo by Eden Jhan Licayan