The City Quick Response Team in Dumaguete City will receive more advanced training on marksmanship to enhance their shooting skills and confidence in responding to high-risk situations like bank robberies at Camp Francisco Fernandez in Agan-an Sibulan.
City PNP chief, Supt. Crisaleo Tolentino, said the tactical carbine, M-16, and pistol class training for CQRT members aims to at expose them to different scenarios. They will be trained how to fight with their weapons, how to deal with malfunctions, and introduced to tactical environment scenarios such as encounters with bank robbers armed with high-powered firearms.
Tolentino said he has plans to expand the training to all members of the city police as part of his aims to make every policeman a marksman.
He added that he has accepted the challenge for the Dumaguete police force to become the first PNP station where every member is a marksman.
As a start, he is doing this for CQRT members, and the expansion will depend on the availability of funds for the ammunition, among others, he said.
The next to be trained further are the beat patrols and mobile patrols of the city police, he said.*JG
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