The Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are set to launch Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) training tomorrow for 70 selected security forces personnel.
According to Senior Insp. Vincent Dumapig, chief of the BPPO communications branch, the training, which starts 4 p.m. in Camp Dagohoy, will be joined by 52 policemen and 18 AFP personnel.
He said that that the 45-day training will be conducted by police officers of the PNPâ€™s 6th Special Action Force (SAF) Battalion.
The trainingâ€™s launch ceremony will be led by BPPO director Senior Supt. Felipe Natividad and attended by Governor Edgar Chatto.
Meanwhile, the trainees will be formally introduced by Senior Supt. Renato Dugan, PNP-7 Regional Personnel and Human Resource and Development Division chief.
SWAT refers to the use of specialized or military equipment in law enforcement operations.
The current BPPO SWAT team is led by Supt. Patricio Degay Jr, chief of the Provincial Public Safety Company. Â (Rey Tutas)