BUTUAN CITY, May 11 -- A total of 122 new police officers graduated from their Public Safety Basic Recruit Course (PSBRC) at the Regional Training Center 13 today.
The "SIDLAK-ALAB" Class of 2020-04 will carry on the organization's mandate to enforce the law, prevent and control crimes, maintain peace and order, and ensure public safety and internal security with the active support of the community.
Police Regional Office13 Chief of Regional Staff, Police Colonel Jose D. Manalad, Jr. represented PRO13 regional director Police Brigadier General Romeo M. Caramat, Jr. as the guest of honor and speaker.
Patrolwoman Ana Mae F Zafra, who hailed from Veruela, Agusan del Sur topped the class with 92.41% rating while Patrolwoman Felmar A Dumaum from Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte ranked second with 91.75% and Patrolwoman Manuela M Panaligan from Tagbina, Surigao del Sur placed third with 91.49%.
The 93 patrolmen and 29 patrolwomen finished the six months basic training program and will be turned-over to Regional Special Training Unit 13 to undergo Public Safety Field Training Program (PSFTP) for another six months where they will be stationed in the different police stations in the region.
"You will be soon facing the real world of policing works where there is no room for mistakes. Never engage yourself in any illegal activities, and whatever trials you face in life, in your family, and in your profession, always call on the Lord for guidance. In times when fate tests us, only He will give us the strength to continue to fight," RD Caramat, Jr. reminded the graduates.
He also reiterated the Chief PNP, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar's message to PNP personnel that when a police officer does the right thing, everyone benefits but when they do wrong, everyone also suffers. (PMaj. Dorothy M. Tumulak, PIO, PRO13/PIA Caraga)