Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office

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AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR VISITS THE ONGOING POLICE EXPLOSIVE RECONNAISSANCE COURSE TRAINING

NCRPO- PMGEN Vicente D Danao Jr., Regional Director welcomed His Excellency Ambassador Steven J Robinson, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines together with Mr Andrew Perkins, Australian Federal Police, and PLTGEN Ephraim Dickson, the Deputy Chief for Operations for visiting the members of Police Explosive Reconnaissance Course Class 2021-01 who are currently undergoing training in Cavite City on June 1, 2021.

The Police Explosive Reconnaissance Course (PERC) Class 2021-01 is composed of 54 personnel from the Regional Explosive Canine Unit – National Capital Region (RECU-NCR) and Regional Mobile Force Battalion-NCRPO. The participants will undergo a 15 day training.

In his message, Ambassador Robinson extended his appreciation for the warm welcome and commended the field demonstration prepared for his visit. He also appreciated the bond of friendship that was develop between his country and the Philippines. “The investment that both our country has made and continue to make in this relationship reflects a shared view on the importance of cooperation, regionally and bilaterally in addressing the security and law enforcement challenges. Thus, reflects a shared recognition that transnational crimes can only be addressed perfectly thru cross border cooperation.” He added.

Likewise, PMGEN Danao also expressed his gratefulness to the Australian Government particularly to the Australian Federal Police for sponsoring the conduct of the PERC that aims to establish a Post Blast Investigation Team to augment the personnel of Regional Explosive Canine Unit in addressing bomb threats or bombing incidents that may occur in the region.

“We are very grateful to the Australian government for sponsoring this training because it really helps us a lot especially in preventing and disrupting the would be terrorist activities because of the learning that you are able to impart to our people. This is a very vital course in protecting the lives of our people and damage to properties.” PMGEN Danao ended. ###