BANAUE, Ifugao, Sept. 20(PIA) - Ninety four barangays peacekeepers in this municipality recently participated in a two-day training to enhance their skills on peacekeeping towards a progressive community.
Police Captain Juliet Nalidong, Officer-In-Charge of Banaue Municipal Police Station, said the training was necessary for members of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) as they are the force multipliers of the police in controlling, suppressing and preventing crime and criminality at the barangay level.
Resource speakers oriented the participants on the Patrol Plan 2030 of the Philippine National Police, Katarungan Pambarangay, gender and development and roles and functions of BPAT in the criminal justice.
The lecture on first responders and crime scene preservation including the guidance, policies, procedures, measures and safety for BPAT members was followed by a practicum to ensure that they gained the necessary skills as responders.
The second day was spent in discussing and demonstration of the skills on arrest and disarmed techniques.
"This type of activity will contribute to the improvement of peace and order situation in Banaue. Our barangays will be safer place for everyone to live because our first responders, the BPATs, are now much capable in doing their duties in serving the community," Nalidong said.
The training was conducted in partnership with the local government unit. (JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao with report from Joeriechel P.Binwag/ Banaue MPS)