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Tuesday, June 24, 2008


The training of the first batch of Olongapo policemen on Special Weapons and Armed Tactics (SWAT) has finished the course with flying colors.

City Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. and Olongapo First Lady and Zambales Vice Governor Anne Marie Gordon graced the commencement ceremonies along with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Olongapo City Director Eliseo de Guzman. Police Inspector Hernan Dora from Camp Crame was the keynote speaker.

The top three trainees of the batch were recognized namely: P03 Arnold Diaz, P01 Nicasio Cabalbal and P01 Eric Nunag. The “Strong Man Award” was given to P01 Efren Reyes Jr.

SWAT training includes “competence firing” and “close quarter battles.” The initial requirement to be a SWAT member is age of not more than 35 years and already in the police service.

The training was organized by the Olongapo City Police Office (OCPO) member of the police force led by Police Senior Superintendent Abelardo Villacorta, OCPO Director.

SWAT: Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. with Vice Mayor Cynthia Cajudo and Olongapo City First Lady and Zambales Vice Governor Anne Marie Gordon congratulating the first batch of graduates of the Special Weapons and Armed Tactics (SWAT) training.

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