POLICE Regional Office 12 director, Brigadier General Alfred S. Corpus, on Wednesday officially welcomed to the force 584 new policemen in the region who will beef-up the regional police’s anti-criminality and anti-terror campaign in the provinces of South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos City.
Corpus said that the 584 members of the Public Safety Field Training Program (PSFTP) ‘Salaknib’ Class of 2019 were appointed to permanent status as they took their oath of office and issued their police badge during their graduation at the PRO12 headquarters in General Santos City.
The new cops underwent a grueling six-month field training program including courses on traffic and crime investigation and patrolling.
Prior to their field training, they also underwent a six-month Public Safety Basic Recruit Course at the Regional Training Center 12 headquarters in Camp Gregorio Daproza in Lanton, Apopong, General Santos City.
During the graduation rites, Corpus awarded the class topnotchers led by Patrolwoman Christine Joy Capalar, a native of Sultan Kudarat. Pat. Capalar emerged at the top of her class in both academic and non-academic activities with an average rating of 93.52.
The other class topnotchers are Pat. Christopher Mamaclay with an average of 93.40 followed by Pat. Marc Dadulo who garnered an average of 93.13.
Corpus also gave certificates of excellence to the following cops who topped their respective comprehensive examinations: Pat Rosel Beltran, – 91 percent; Pat. Christopher Mamaclay, 90 percent; Pat Christian Roy Tado, 90 percent; Pat Rose Ann Rizallosa, 90 percent; Pat. Donna Claire Capulong, 89 percent; Pat Jessie Ricahuerta, 89 percent; Pat. Tonie Anne Coleen dela Cruz, 89 percent; and Pat. Raylyn Farofaldane, 89 percent.
The official said that the 584 new policemen will now be placed under the administrative control of the Regional Learning and Doctrine Development Division 12 while waiting for the commencement of their mandatory Basic Internal Security Operation Course or BISOC training.
“Entering in the police service is not as easy as it looks, you have to make a series of decisions, if you decided to enter in PNP organization you have to consider all the possibilities that could happen most specially losing your rights as a civilian like for example your time because the moment you take your oath no one owns you but the government so you have to offer your life for the organization,” said Pat. Capalar.
Corpus lauded the newly installed patrolmen and patrolwomen. He also advised them to abide and stick with the rules and regulations of the PNP and to never sully their uniform but instead prove that PRO 12 personnel are more than worthy for the PNP Badge.