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Hindi lang combat: PNP WV mobile force undergoes investigative course

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Some 50 members of the Philippine National Police’s Western Visayas Mobile Force underwent a course on improving their investigative skills.

Western Visayas police head Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao said this should help them go beyond combat operations.

“It is our desire to fully arm our personnel, not only with guns but more importantly with knowledge, so they could perform better in any field of assignment,” Bulalacao said.

Bulalacao said the mobile force is used to “strike and withdraw” but may have forgotten the need to investigate, including gathering and handling of evidence.

The PNP Mobile Force is primarily in charge of the PNP’s internal security operation.

Conducted by the School for Investigation and Detective Development of the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management, the five-day training aims to strengthen the “legal offensive” against terrorist groups.

During the training, members of the Mobile Forces will work as first responders which guarantees that cases will be filed in courts.