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Friday, July 8, 2016

DCPO personnel undergo bomb awareness seminar

By Alfonso T. Ruda

DIPOLOG CITY - Thirty-six members of the Dipolog City Police Office (DCPO)and Special Weapons Assault Team are presently undergoing a bomb awareness seminar at the City Police Station.

Dipolog City Police Chief, PSupt. Lito L. Andaya said the one-week seminar is being conducted by a team coming from the Regional Public Safety Battalion Explosive Ordinance Disposal Management Team-9, headed by SPO4 Jonathan Nodado.

Andaya said the increasing numbers of visitors coming into the city as well as the  big number of business establishments here prompted him to request RPB-EODMT thru Zamboanga del Norte PNP Provincial Director, SSupt Edwin Wagan to conduct bomb awareness training to his men.

The police officer believes that thru the training, elements of DCPO would be able to enhance their skills in identifying bombs and the extent of damage that it would create once it explodes. As first responder, the police officer trained on bomb awareness is expected to take precautionary measure relative to the incident, such as crowd-control, taking into consideration the strength of the bomb discovered.

According to Andaya, thru this training, the PNP will be able to handle the situation professionally and efficiently and take appropriate measure in the given situation.

Nodado, for his part, said the initiative is so timely. “Our team is happy to be part of this endeavor  to make Dipolog City a much safer place for one to visit.