Newly installed Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 director Brigadier Gen. Valeriano De Leon on Wednesday led the opening of a 45-day training program that seeks to enhance the investigative skills of police chiefs in the region.
De Leon, who was in Bohol for his first official command visit, highlighted the importance of equipping police station commanders with investigative techniques through the IOBC (Investigation Officers Basic Course).
“You can better lead your people when you know what you are doing. Ang pinaka dangerous sa lahat is yung pretending to know everything,” De Leon said in his speech delivered in front of cops who were mostly police chiefs at Camp Francisco Dagohoy in Tagbilaran City.
The region’s top cop said that investigation skills are crucial in building cases that will prosper in court.
“You need to learn essential elements that need to be documented, that need to be processed,” he said.
The IOBC which will start next week at Camp Dagohoy will be participated by 30 municipal police chiefs from Bohol and 20 from other areas across Central Visayas.
De Leon instructed participants to focus on the course but still monitor their respective police stations.
He then commended Bohol Provincial Police Office director Colonel Jonathan Cabal for organizing the course through the support of the PRO 7.
“I hope this [program] would be a continuing one. I thank your R7 for a very effective staff officer,” he said.
De Leon who was in Bohol for a day also paid courtesy visits on provincial officials.
He met with Governor Arthur Yap, Vice-Governor Rene Relampagos, First District Rep. Edgar Chatto, Second District Rep. Aries Aumentado and Third District Rep. Alexie Tutor. (A. Doydora)