Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Norman Tansingco said that the new personnel of the bureau’s warden facility will be undergoing a law enforcement course sponsored by the United States government.
Agents of the BI’s wardens facility (BIWF) and fugitive search unit (FSU) headed by Rendel Ryan Sy are scheduled to attend a control tactics familiarization course to be facilitated by the United States Marshals Service.
The program focuses on law enforcement self-protection and arrest procedures and the trainings will be held on February 21 and 22 with at least 14 participants from the BI expected to attend.
Tansingco expressed his appreciation to the US government for the partnership, and hopes to have more collaborations in the future.
“This capacity-building training is very timely, as it is in line with our priority area of improving the skills of our personnel, as well as upgrading security in our facility,” Tansingco said.
It will be recalled that Tansingco implemented an office-wide revamp of the BIWF earlier this month that affected 36 employees.
“The reforms that we are implementing does not end in the mere changing of people,” said Tansingco. “We want a more holistic approach in our improvements, and this includes skills training and capacity-building, as well as infrastructural and technological upgrades,” he said.