A string of simulation exercises on counter-terrorism and other criminal activities was conducted by the mobile force company of the Naga City Police Office (NCPO) to boost its performance level in operational readiness and capability.
Staged at the expansive Metro Naga Sports Complex in Barangay Pacol, the operatives of the local police’s mobile force company engaged last July 18, this year, in simulation exercises on different drills and workouts aimed at enhancing the conduct of their operations against assaults and aggressions by lawless elements.
The conduct of exercises by the mobile force company came after it was nominated being the contender in such competition to join the search for the country’s Best of Best City Mobile Force Companies.
The exercises, which is being graded by police personnel from Camp Crame headed by Brigadier General Andrew Cayad, form part the validation and evaluation being conducted by Philippine National Police. Among the participants in the nationwide competition are the police mobile force companies in Baguio and Davao cities which also obtained good grades in previous exercises.
Cayad is the executive officer of the Directorate Intelligence and team leader of the evaluators.
Aside from counter-terrorism strategies, the evaluators also looked at the capability of the city mobile force company’s performance in manning a high-risk checkpoint, conducting police counter-insurgency operations, managing the peace and order situations during rallies and protests, and arresting an armed suspect or criminal.
(Jason B. Neola, CEPPIO.)