NCRPO opens criminal investigation course

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief. Supt. Alan Purisima formally opened Monday morning, May 23, 2011, the Criminal Investigation Courses (CIC) at the Regional Headquarters and five police districts in Metro Manila for the second quarter of 2011.

Purisima, spearheaded the integrated opening ceremony at 9 a.m. in front of the Regional Headquarters, NCRPO Administrative Building in Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City,

Purisima said the conduct of CIC aims to raise the standards of the investigative capability of the the metro cops.

“Over the years of review and evaluation, we have noticed that there have been deficiency and other shortcomings in the previous investigation trainings that we conducted. The CIC will fill the gap and develop competent and effective field investigators who possess the skills to handle proper crime/incident investigation resulting to its immediate resolution,” Purisima said.

The CIC will cover adequate and relevant investigation programs designed to provide desired learning competencies and investigative proficiency among police investigators.  The training has set eligibility requirements for police investigators to qualify participation in the course.

This quarter alone, six (6) classes or a total of 302 students will undergo the CIC.  Fifty (50) students will come from the regional headquarters, 51 from Northern Police District, 50 from Eastern Police District, 47 from Manila Police District, 50 from Southern Police District and 54 from Quezon City Police District.

The program of instruction of CIC has a total of 240 training hours.  The participants will study four significant modules packaging a complete learning on investigation.

Modules include: Module 1-General Subjects, Module 2-Laws/Jurisprudence, Module 3-Investigative Procedures and Module 4-Court Practices.

Likewise participants should adhere to the PNP Chief’s guidance on percentage distribution on learning process including Theory (50-55%), Practical Exercises (40-45%) and Character and Ethical Development (10-15%).

Seeing the need to localize the conduct of the CIC as the same time will be less expensive for the participants and will eventually promote team work.

The PNP management will maintain a pool of instructors coming from the academe, University of the Philippines (UP) Law School, and various competent and and highly-qualified trainers that are recognized experts in their respective fields of specialization such as scene of the crime operatives (SOCO) officers, prosecutors and judges and others.

“We are confident that the course will develop knowledgeable and result-oriented investigators among our ranks  so cases will be resolved immediately,” Purisima said.

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