PPA security undergoes training with NCIS

14 JUNE 2019, MANILA--As part of its continuing commitment to protect and ensure the safety of employees, port users and the port facilities, the Philippine Ports Authority in partnership with the United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) conducted the “Law Enforcement Techniques Training Seminar for Port Police Officers” on June 3-7, 2019 at the PPA Head Office.

The 5-day seminar, which was attended by Port Police officers coming from the PPA Head Office and Port Management Offices, is designed to equip responding officers with necessary techniques in dealing with various law enforcement situations.

Seminar topics include: observation & assessment field interviews; apprehension; unarmed individual self-defense skills; crime scene preservation of evidence; vehicle stops & high-risk vehicle stops; introduction to improvised explosive devices; vehicle inspections; tactical movement; rapid response; and baton techniques.

“We at the PPA are committed to fulfill our responsibilities of establishing effective port security plans and programs,” GM Jay Daniel R. Santiago said.

“Port security and public safety are of utmost importance that is why we want to make sure that our personnel are equipped with trainings and seminars that will provide them useful techniques in implementing security and law enforcement in our ports. “We are glad to have the NCIS, who is an expert in this field, as a partner in this endeavor,” Santiago added.