Friday, June 28, 2013

NCRPO Empowers Policewomen Investigators

“Ang NCRPO-WCPD ay patuloy na nangangalaga sa karapatan ng mga kababaihan at kabataan, na nakakaranas ng pagmamalupit at pagmamaltrato,” Espina stated as National Capital Region Police Office trained thirty (30) more policewomen from five (5) police districts that brings to the total of 206 trained

policewomen investigators to handle sensitive cases, crimes against chastity, sexual harassment, and other abuses involving women and children.

The 10-Day Specialized Training Programme (STP) for Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) held at the Regional Special Training Unit in Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City  that started on June 17 covered seven (7) modules focused on Trafficking, Crime Scene Investigation, Rules on Evidence and Testifying in Court. All topics and lessons were administered by expert instructors and resource speakers from several agencies like Inter-Agency Council for Trafficking Person, Department of Justice; Public Attorney Office; Child Protection Unit of Philippine General Hospital,  Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) and PNP Trainors  for Trainers.
This training aimed to enhance the investigative capability and excellence of WCPD officers, update their knowledge on implementation of special laws for women and children as part of the PNP Chief, Police Director General Alan La Madrid Purisima strategic focus  on Competence, Organization, Discipline, Excellence and Professionalism (CODE-P). 
NCRPO Women and Children Protection Desks’ records showed that there are 4,215 cases filed under Republic Act 9262 (Violence against Women and Their Children and Republic Act 7610 (Child Abuse) as of May 2013. NCRPO Regional Director Police Director Leonardo A Espina directed Chief, WCPDs to intensify their duties to help, prevent and protect women and children from violence, abuse and exploitation. He further ordered all WCPD officers to respond immediately the needs of abused woman and children.
“I encourage the abused women and children not to fear, to come out and voice out the exploitation and abused done to them. We will protect them and our WCPD officers will make sure that justice will be given to them, we will make sure that their abuser and perpetrators will be put behind bars.”  Espina added.

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