By Mar Gabriel
Eagle News Service
Some members of the Philippine National Police Academy Maragtas Class of 2018 will soon undergo the rigid Special Action Force training, the first batch to be required to undergo such.
Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde, said 66 of the 76 new PNP officials who graduated in March will have to pass the 6-month basic internal security operations course of the SAF, apart from the patrol officer basic course and the 45-day investigation officers course.
Ten police inspectors, meanwhile, will undertake the Scout Rangers training course.
“Kung hindi sila makapasa then they will be evaluated. They can undergo summary hearing procedure also. Pwede nila ikadismiss sa serbisyo yan for not being able to finish the training,” Albayalde, who conferred the badges of honor to the new police officers in Camp Crame on Friday, May 18, said.
Police Insp. Fritz John Vallador, the class valedictorian, said he was raring to undergo the training.
After the training, the officers are expected to be assigned to the SAF.
When Albayalde assumed the post as new PNP chief, he said there was a need to replace the six-month on-the-job training required of police recruits with the SAF training so the new policemen could be instilled with discipline.