It is indispensable to
recognize that the online mode of learning tantamount to a classroom-type of
learning that certain behaviors is expected when communicating with both
instructors and co-participants. Here
are the guidelines for online behavior and interaction:
Every participant shall create a Zoom account identifying the
participants’ title, complete name and agency he/she is connected to be
The Zoom will be used during the course opening on 27 May 2020, and
closing of the course (to be announced) except as requested by the
administrator (NAPOLCOM Regional Office 1) or the instructors.
and password will be provided to you by the administrator. Please be wary that
your password is the only thing protecting you from messing about or may lead
you to more serious harm. To be secure, please observe the following:
Don't share your password with anyone;
Change your password if you think someone else
might know it but you have to notify the administrator of any changes on
usernames and passwords you made; and
Always log out when you are done using the
communicating online, it is
necessary to always consider that:
Every instructor’s material should be treated
with respect since they are the subject matter experts. In cases where you will
have some personal views regarding the modules or topics, just reserve them by
Avoid comparing the program to other law
It is incumbent upon every
participant to treat the instructors and co-participants with professionalism
and with respect in any form of communication;
Always address your professors
and co-participants with proper title, either Dr., Atty., Col., Professor, or
if with hesitation, address them with Mr. or Ms.;
Use clear and concise language and shun away
from slang terms or abbreviations; and
When accomplishing the course requirements,
particularly for the reaction component of the course, all participants shall
refrain from speaking or writing slur languages which might cause outrage among
All course requirements should be in standard
format: a) font to be Arial; b) size of 10 point; c) avoid using caps lock
feature as can have a negative interpretation;
d) be cautious when using humor or sarcasm as it may be taken seriously
or sound offensive; and e) limit or possibly avoid the use of emoticons.
The course is normally conducted for a period of six (6) months, but it
will be presented in an enfolded time of three (3) months with corresponding
480 hours. There will be four (4) modules for the program and each module has
several topics with corresponding number of training hours. The total number of
hours to be accredited starts from the opening of the course (27 May 2020).
The topics will be online for a period of one (1) week –topic/s is/are
uploaded online per week. After that period, the tool or system will
automatically shut off and topics will not be made available. In this way, a
participant should be keen to go through the modules and topics as they are
uploaded in the system. Failure to go through means failure to complete the topics
and course requirements. A participant who fails to complete the requirements
will not be issued certificate of completion.
For the instructors who opt to present their lectures live or via Zoom,
a maximum of one (1) hour lecture is allowed.
As part of the make-up class, an additional essay examination will be
provided to the participants should they fail to attend the live lecture via
To gauge the level of understanding and judgment of participants on the
subject matter or topic as well as to qualify the participants to scale up to
the next modules or topics, a one (1) or two (2) question essay will be
administered after each topic. Essay questions will be provided by the course
instructors which shall be subjective in nature. The participants will answer
the essay questions and express their ideas concisely, which can be in three
(3) to four (4) sentences.
For interaction purposes, each participant has the option to provide as
many reactions implying agreement to participants and only one (1) alluding
disagreement to two (2) separate co-participants. In the entirety of the
course, the participant can no longer provide a reaction to the same participant. A participant receiving a reaction from a
co-participant is required to provide his/her rebuttal.
Additional requirements in the form of examinations or reaction papers
may be provided by the instructors, as may be deemed necessary.
It is important to always note that all outputs shall be treated with
respect. All reactions should be stated in a manner that it’s not derogatory in
nature and will not infuriate co-participants.
Course Examination and Rating
Aside from the essay or narrative examination, participants will go
through a 50-item multiple choice examinations at the end of every month of the
online learning. Also, a 100-item multiple choice examinations will be
conducted before the culmination of the course as a final examination.
The non-academics component of the course is designed as a personal
undertaking by the participant except for the Field Practical which will be
undertaken collectively. The non-academics will be conducted at the last part
of the course. Further, please be guided on the following:
- Values Restoration Program (VRP): A
maximum of one (1) hour live lecture via Zoom will be conducted by the VRP team
of the NAPOLCOM Central Office. Guidelines relative to this will be uploaded in
- Defensive Tactics: A proof that the participant has
attended a practical self-defense will suffice and an e-copy shall be submitted
to the administrator. For those participants who cannot show proofs, the
administrator is currently collaborating with other possible service providers
to achieve this goal. Further updates will be uploaded in the webpage;
- Physical Fitness Training (PFT): A
participant can submit an e-copy of his/her latest Annual Medical/Physical
Examination (AM/PE) results to satisfy this requirement. To qualify for a
participant to the “Strong Man” award or citation, he/she shall undergo a three
(3) PFT conducted once a month in selected areas in Region 1. An equivalent
rating will be given to those participants taking part in the PFT. Further
guidelines will be uploaded in the webpage;
- Markmanship: A gun safety training
certificate or a license to own and possess firearm (LTOPF) are acceptable as a
requirement to the course. An e-copy of these documents shall likewise be
submitted to the administrator. For those participants in Region 1, who have no
training certificates or licenses as abovementioned, the administrator will
team up with institutions for the conduct of a gun safety seminar. A “Top Shot” award (male and female
categories) will be bestowed to participants for this sub-component. For the
aspiring participants, the administrator will conduct four (4) stages of
practical shooting to be conducted once a month in Region 1. Further details on
the implementation of this sub-component will be announced at the webpage;
- Field Practical: This will be undertaken in
teams composed of 10 participants. The composition of the team will be pre-identified
by the administrator and will be likewise uploaded in the webpage. There will be two possible output required of
the team: 1) normal case investigation; and 2) investigation surveillance.
Mechanics of this sub-component will be uploaded in the webpage for guidance by
the participants. A “Team Commendation” will be awarded to deserving
For the overall assessment, the grade or rating of a participant will
compose of three (3) components: 1) the narrative or essay to include the
reactions and rebuttal; b) the non-academics; and c) the multiple choice
examinations. For a participant to pass the course, he/she must meet a hurdle
rate of 75 percent. An “Order of Merit”
shall likewise be awarded to Top 3 participants with exemplary performance.
Class and Class Officers
The class shall have two (2) sets: one for the Officers Class (01-2020)
and another for Management Class (01-2020).
The Officers Class shall be composed of positions from Division Chief
and up, while the Management Class shall be composed of rank and file participants.
The class officers shall be composed of a President, a Vice-President, a
Secretary and a Treasurer. The class
officers are duty bound to regulate the interactions and to ensure the participants’
compliances to the course requirements. They shall likewise be in charge of designing
or creating the class name, logo and class picture as this is the 1st
batch of the program.
NAPOLCOM Regional Office 1 personnel will abstain from being class
officers and receiving “Order of Merit”.