QCPD station 12 cops to undergo training

THE National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) yesterday relieved the entire personnel of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Station 12 to undergo a retraining on “good manners.”

The QCPD Station 12, located on the commercial district of Eastwood in Quezon City, is the first police station in Metro Manila to undergo a weeklong back-to-basic retraining as ordered by the PNP leadership.

PNP chief Director General Raul Bacalzo last week ordered a retraining program for the entire police forces following the recent involvement of at least 14 policemen, mostly rookies in criminal incidents.

The PNP chief described these incidents as a “serious breakdown in discipline.”

NCRPO chief Director Nicanor Bartolome said that QCPD Police Station 12 will be replaced temporarily by personnel from the NCRPO headquarters.

“They will be sent on Monday to the PNP Training School in Clark. They will be there for a one week back-to-basics training,” Bartolome said in a text message

Earlier, PNP spokesman Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz Jr. said that the 130,000-strong police force will undergo weeks of training.

“Training will last up to 15 days. This will include team-building, GMRC (good manners and right conduct) and value formation. What the PNP wants is service with respect,” Cruz said.

The PNP spokesman said that they will also review the recruitment process for police recruits and would soon come out with a much stricter guideline in the recruitment of new police personnel.

“There will be profiling of new police recruits and it will focus more on the neuro-psychiatric exam of individuals seeking to join the police force,” Cruz said. Anthony Vargas

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