Some 87 police officers are undergoing rigid training for the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) which was formally opened at the police regional command 2 Grandstand, Camp Marcelo A. Adduru, here.
Regional director Rodrigo P. De Gracia has formally declared the opening of the 45-day training participated in by the personnel assigned from the different police provincial offices, Santiago City police office and the 2nd regional public safety battalion.
De Gracia said the primary purpose of the said training is to develop capabilities of PNP personnel to respond to dangerous and often volatile incidents including barricaded subjects, hostage crisis situations, and search and arrest warrant operations.
He also emphasized that through the training, selected police officials for the SWAT will be able to build up their confidence to undertake critical assaults or situation anywhere and anytime in the region.
Source: Oliver T. Baccay for pia.gov.ph.