Available courses

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Background Investigation Training is designed to provide the background investigators with the knowledge of the conduct of pre-employment background interviews, credit checks and financial investigation, criminal and civil background investigation, legal aspects of background investigation and preparation of investigation report.  This course will provide basic techniques and procedures for the background investigators.

The CBIT is a joint project between the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), as the certifying body, and the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Regional Office 1.

 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The objective of the CBIT is to prepare background investigators to conduct efficient, effective, accurate, timely and complete investigations that meet requirements. The training likewise teaches new and experienced background investigators advanced techniques and procedures in conducting background investigations.

The participants who will meet all the requirements of the course will be certified as Background Investigators by the NBI.

 

PROGRAM METHODOLOGY

The training will be conducted on a blended learning method – video conferencing through Zoom application or Google meet and online modular method. This consists of 12 topics, discussion and interaction, practical application activities/review exercises, and assessment throughout the training.

 

TRAINING TOPICS                                                                               

The training comprises topics to include:

  • Conducting pre-employment background interviews (for first time job seekers and for previously employed participants);
  • Conditional offers of employment letters;
  • Credit checks/financial investigation;
  • Criminal and civil background investigation;
  • Reference checks;
  • Military verifications;
  • Social media investigations;
  • Release of liability forms for applicant and references;
  • Education verification;
  • Home checks and neighbor interviews;
  • Open records sources; and
  • Report preparation.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Blended Learning

The course will be conducted in an enfolded time of six (6) weeks with corresponding 240 hours. The total number of hours to be accredited starts from the opening of the course (21 October 2020) up to 27 November 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 particularly for the practical application or review exercises and the assessment or examinations. However, if there will be technical glitches that may arise, remedial questions/exercises will be provided as a make-up class. Should a participant fail to comply with two (2) training requirements will be dropped from the course.  Only the participants complying with the requirements of the course will be issued certificate of completion.

An online lecture is scheduled on 21 October 2020 and 28 October 2020 by the Subject Matter Expert (SME).

                   

Reporting

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 topics, a one (1) or two (2) question essay will be administered after each topic. Essay questions will be provided by the SME 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.  Additional requirements in the form of examinations or reaction papers may be provided by the SME, as may be deemed necessary.  It is important to always note that all outputs shall be treated with respect.

 

Course Examination and Rating

Aside from the essay or narrative examination, participants will go through a 100-item multiple choice or true or false examinations to be conducted before the culmination of the course as a final examination.

For the overall assessment, the grade or rating of a participant will compose of two (2) components: 1) the narrative or essay; 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” will be awarded to Top 3 participants who exhibited academic excellence. For group outputs, a “Best Performing Team Award” will be awarded to a team that demonstrated exemplary performance.

 

Class and Class Officers

The class shall have two (2) sets: Class 1 and 2. Class 1 shall be identified as CBIT 01-2020 while Class 2 is CBIT 01A-2020.  The classes shall have class officers to 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 and other matters that need to be addressed.

Also, the NAPOLCOM Regional Office 1 personnel will abstain from being class officers and receiving “Order of Merit.”

 

COURSE NETIQUETTE

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:

 

Educational Technology

Every participant shall create a Zoom account or Gmail account identifying the participants’ title, complete name and agency he/she is connected to be properly acknowledged.

The Zoom and the Google Meet will be used during the course opening on 21 October 2020, and closing on 27 November 2020 except as requested by the administrator (NAPOLCOM Regional Office 1) or the SME.

 

Security

A username 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 system.

 

General Guidelines

When communicating online, it is necessary to always consider that:

  • Every SME’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 yourself;
  • Avoid comparing the training to other BI trainings or courses;
  • It is incumbent upon every participant to treat the SME and co-participants with professionalism and with respect in any form of communication;
  • Always address the SME and co-participants with proper title, either Director, 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, all participants shall refrain from speaking or writing slur languages which might cause outrage among participants;
  • All course requirements should be in standard format: a) font to be Arial; b) size of 12 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.

TRAINING DESCRIPTION

In order to gain public trust, good governance is essential to have a fair and effective justice system.  

Educating the participants on the relationship of the organized and established institutions of the Philippine Government will in a way contribute in pursuit of public order.

With the end view of capacitating the Philippine National Police (PNP),  Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), other law enforcement agencies, interested parties, and the employees of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), the Regional Office has conceptualized a training program entitled “Case Managers Training” or the CMT which is designed to relate case management to court and other disciplinary bodies of the PNP, provide an extensive understanding, and empower the participants on the importance and value of effective case management.

The Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) of the program are four (4) lawyers from the National Police Commission Regional Office 1, one (1) lawyer from the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, and one (1) lawyer from the Department of Justice.

 

TRAINING OBJECTIVE

The training aims to widen the knowledge/understanding of the participants on the concept of the criminal justice system as these involve government entities and the general public.

 

TRAINING MODULES/TOPICS

The modules/topics include the following:

Module 1 - Five (5) Pillars of the Criminal Justice System of the Philippines

·         Definition;

·         Role of Criminal Justice System;

·         Components of the Criminal Justice System; and

·         Significance of Criminal Investigation.

 

Module 2 - Administrative Procedure and Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service


Module  3 - Criminal Procedure

·         Preliminary Investigation for probable cause before the Office of Public Prosecution; and

·         Criminal Prosecution/Defense before Lower Courts.

 

Module 4 - Case Handling

·         Case Management;

·         Monitoring System; and

·         Documentation Research.

 

TRAINING METHODOLOGY

The CMT will be conducted on a blended learning environment - online modular method through the Online Learning Hub and video conferencing through Zoom application or Google Meet.  The program will span for six (6) weeks with a total of 240 cumulative training hours from the launching to the culminating or graduation rites.  The training will cover four (4) modules will also provide an avenue for discussion and interaction, practical application activities or review exercises.

                              

MODE OF IMPLEMENTATION

The table below shows the timeline of said training:

Date

Activity

Subject Matter Expert

Mode of Learning

14 October 2020

Launching of CMT via Video

Conferencing via Zoom application and Google meet, Facebook Live and Online Learning Hub

Week 1

(19-25 October 2020)

 

Five (5) Pillars of the Criminal Justice System of the Philippines

Atty. Allan D. Ancheta

Chief, Technical Services Division

NAPOLCOM RO1

 

Blended (Modular and Live Webinar)

PRACTICAL APPLICATION or REVIEW EXERCISES

Week 2

(26 October – 1 November 2020)

Administrative Procedure and Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service

Atty. Mary Hazel Gavina- Bela-o

Attorney V

Chief of the Legal Affairs Unit

NAPOLCOM RO1

Modular

PRACTICAL APPLICATION or REVIEW EXERCISES

Week 3

(2-8 November 2020)

Criminal Procedure

-       Preliminary Investigation for Probable Cause before the Office of Public Prosecution

Prosecutor Jeffrey J. Catungal

Department of Justice

Blended (Modular and Live Webinar)

PRACTICAL APPLICATION or REVIEW EXERCISES

Week 4

(9-15 November 2020)

Criminal Information

-       Criminal Prosecution/ Defense before Lower Courts

Atty. Babyruth F. Torre

Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Blended (Modular and Live Webinar)

PRACTICAL APPLICATION or REVIEW EXERCISES

Week 5

(16-22 November 2020)

Case Handling

-       Case Management and Monitoring System

 

-       Documentation Research

Atty. Arnold Q. Miña

Chairman, Regional Appellate Board

NAPOLCOM RO1

 

Atty. Phillip Raymund Rivera

Attorney V

Chief of the Regional Investigation Unit

Modular

PRACTICAL APPLICATION or REVIEW EXERCISES

Week 6

22-23 November 2020

Completion of Training Requirements

27 November 2020

Graduation Rites


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 particularly for the practical application or review exercises. However, if there will be technical glitches that may arise, remedial questions/exercises will be provided. Should a participant fail to comply with two (2) training requirements will be dropped from the course.  Only the participants complying with the requirements of the course will be issued certificate of completion.

                                               

PERFORMANCE AWARDS

An “Order of Merit” will be awarded to Top 3 participants who exhibited academic excellence. For group outputs, a “Best Performing Team Award” will be awarded to a team that demonstrated exemplary performance. 


COURSE NETIQUETTE

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 SMEs and co-participants.  Here are the guidelines for online behavior and interaction:

Educational Technology

Every participant shall create a Zoom account or Gmail account identifying the participants’ title, complete name and agency he/she is connected to be properly acknowledged.

The Zoom/Google Meet will be used during the course opening on 14 October 2020, and closing of the course on 27 November 2020.

Security

A username 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 system.

 

General Guidelines

When communicating online, it is necessary to always consider that:

·         Every SME’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 yourself; 

·         Avoid comparing the training to other similar trainings;

·         It is incumbent upon every participant to treat the SMEs and co-participants with professionalism and with respect in any form of communication;

·         Always address SMEs 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, all participants shall refrain from speaking or writing slur languages which might cause outrage among participants;

·         All course requirements should be in standard format: a) font to be Arial; b) size of 12 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.     

 

CLASS AND CLASS OFFICERS

The class shall have two (2) sets: Class 1 and 2 with 107 participants in each class. Each class shall have class officers to be composed of a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The officers are duty bound to ensure the compliances of all participants to the course requirements and other matters that need to be addressed.  

Also, the NAPOLCOM Regional Office 1 personnel will abstain from being class officers and receiving “Order of Merit.”

LOCAL INSURGENCY & IED MITIGATING ADVERTNECE (LIIMA)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

As the government is gaining traction on the “whole of nation approach”, still, the country and even Region 1 is not spared from the major threat from the Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs) especially in the insurgency threatened areas or those Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAs) particularly in the dissemination of their propaganda. Recent vulnerabilities or insurgencies showed up, but government aligned their efforts to combat the impact of insurgency.

The LIIMA is designed to prevent, protect against, respond to and mitigate risk to the communities or country’s people and critical infrastructure. It specifically aims to build awareness, train and empower territorial/local participants to include Force Multipliers improve the overall security readiness and awareness of general public by expanding knowledge on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and to counter current threats for the protection of people and property.

It will further equip the participants on gaining knowledge on IED, particularly on illustrating the destructive effects, indications and functioning concepts and safety measures, as well as applying the competency gained when situation so warrants.  Thus, the participants can be champions on curbing threats brought about by insurgencies.

As a result of seamless collaboration, the program is a joint undertaking by the Armed Forces of the Philippines - Philippine Army (AFP-PA) and the NAPOLCOM Regional office 1.

 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The objective of this program is to capacitate Force Multipliers and other law enforcement institutions on the three (3) major spheres of IED starting from detection, identification, report preparation, and counter measures.

The program could also be an avenue for Local Chief Executives’ (LCEs) resolve, coordination and policy formulation and policy action.

The participants will further gain knowledge and skills in combatting insurgencies in their localities or communities to save the loss of lives and property.

         

COURSE MODULES/TOPIC   

Module 1 – Detection

·       Definition of Terms

·       Reconnaissance of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)

·       Introduction to Military Explosives

·       Introduction of Military Ammunitions

Module 2 – Identification

·       Ground Munitions

·       Underwater Munitions

·       Air Munition Recognition

Module 3 – Counter Measure

·       Safety Precaution

·       UXO Marking

Practical Exercises

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS 

Modular Form         

The course will be conducted for a period of six (6) weeks with corresponding 240 hours. There will be three (3) modules for the program and each module has several topics with corresponding number of training hours. Counting of accredited training hours starts from the launching up to the closing of the course.

The topics will be uploaded at the OLH for a period of one (1) 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.

The Service Provider will render his teaching instruction through video conferencing utilizing the Zoom application in three (3) instances.  The schedule of the online lecture will be announced at the Online Learning Hub. For those participants who will not be able to attend the video conferencing shall undergo written examination as a make-up or remedial classes.

 

Reporting

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 instructor 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 or as required by the instructor and the practical activity.

Additional requirements in the form of practical application reporting may be provided by the instructor, as may be deemed necessary.

 

Course Examination and Rating

Participants will go through a 30-item multiple choice examination at the end of every module of the online learning. Final course examination will cover a 50-item multiple choice examinations will be conducted before the culmination of the course.

For the overall assessment, the grade or rating of a participant will compose of two (2) components: 1) written (multiple choice) examination; and 2) narrative/essay for practical activity. For a participant to pass the course, he/she must meet a hurdle rate of 75 percent.

 

COURSE NETIQUETTE

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:


Educational Technology

Every participant shall create a Zoom account identifying the participants’ title, complete name and agency he/she is connected to be properly acknowledged.

The Zoom will be used during the course opening on 9 September 2020, and closing of the course (to be announced) except as requested by the administrator (NAPOLCOM Regional Office 1) or the Service Provider.

Security

A username 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 system.

 

General Guidelines

When 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 yourself; 

·       Avoid comparing the program to other courses/programs;

·       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., Cpt 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;

·       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 participants; and

·       All course requirements should be in standard format: a) font to be Arial; b) size of 12 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. 


GOVERNORS, MAYORS ORIENTATION AS DEPUTIZED REPRESENTATIVES OF NAPOLCOM (GO-MODERN)


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The National Police Commission Regional Office 1 has crafted a sequential program for the Local Chief Executives (LCEs) being the lawful, deputized representatives of NAPOLCOM in the supervisory administration of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in their area of jurisdiction as contained in Sec. 51 of Republic Act (RA) 6975 as amended by RA 8551 more commonly known as the “PNP Law”.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE
 
The GO-MODERN has two-pronged objectives, to wit:
a) to orient and familiarize LCEs on the granted substantial rights and responsibilities in police administration from supervision to disciplinary; and
b) to identify and deal with plausible issues, queries and concerns relative to their role and functions being both LCE and legitimate Deputized Authority.

PROGRAM METHODOLOGY
The program shall be conducted on an online modular method. The topics will be uploaded weekly for a period of one (1) month. All materials and activities will be accessed through the NAPOLCOM’s Online Learning Hub at napolcomro1.com. The program’s launching will be on 24 August 2020 through video conferencing using the Zoom application. 

PROGRAM TIMELINE
The program’s timeline is as follows:


COURSE NETIQUETTE
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:

Educational Technology. The LCEs or representatives and other participants shall create a Zoom account identifying the participants’ title, complete name and agency he/she is connected to be properly acknowledged.

The Zoom will be used during the course opening on 24 August 2020, and closing of the course on 14 September 2020 except as requested by the administrator (NAPOLCOM Regional Office 1) or the Learning Providers.

Security. A username 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 system.
General Guidelines. When communicating online, it is necessary to always consider that:
  • Every Learning Provider’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 yourself;
  • Avoid comparing the program to other online programs;
  • 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 the Learning Providers and co-participants with proper title, either Honorable, Governor, Mayor, 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 program activities, particularly for the identification of issues/gaps and recommendations relative to the topics, all participants shall refrain from speaking or writing slur languages which might cause outrage among participants;
  • 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. 
COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Course Topics. The program will be conducted for a period of one (1) month with corresponding 176 hours starting from 24 August to 14 September 2020. There will be five (5) topics of the program. One (1) topic will be uploaded per week except for the last week with two (2) topics). 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 topics as they are uploaded in the system. For the Learning Providers (LPs) who opt to present their lectures live or via Zoom, a maximum of one (1) hour lecture is allowed.

Identification of Gaps and Recommendations. The program is designed to solicit gaps as experienced by the deputized representatives of the NAPOLCOM as well as provide solutions or recommendations to such identified gaps. From this, the Regional Office can lift issues for policy action/recommendations. The mechanics or guidance on this will be uploaded in the system.

Program Evaluation. To further improve the conduct of similar programs in the future, all the participants are enjoined to fill-out the evaluation form through the goggle form. The link will be sent to all participants on the last day of the program.

Certificates. The Regional Office 1 will send the certificates of completion to all the participants to the program.

The National Police Commission as the agency mandated to administer and control the Philippine National Police is continuous in providing them trainings and developmental programs that will enrich not only their core functions as police officers but their whole development. The accomplishment of the mandated functions of the PNP largely depends on their human resources. 

The NAPOLCOM CARES PNP Project will be covering different main topics on Spiritual Development, Mastering the Art of Disciplining the Mind, Wellness Check and Applying Positive Psychology in the Workplace.

The NAPOLCOM CARES PNP Project is a one month program which is aimed in enhancing and strengthening the whole being of police officers. 

The program has four main areas to cover: Spiritual Development, Mastering the Art of Disciplining the Mind, Wellness Check and Applying Positive Psychology in the Workplace. 

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT: Choose Divinity for Life will focus on the discussion of the book entitled, “Purpose Driven Life.”

MASTERING THE ART OF DISCIPLINING THE MIND: Mind over Matter will focus on four (4) sub-topics of Self-Control, Decision-Making, Mindfulness and Conflict Resolution.

WELLNESS CHECK: Breaking and Creating Habits will focus on the sub-topics of Self-Care, How to be Non-Toxic and Healthy Coping Mechanisms and Practical Wellness activities.

APPLYING POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY IN THE WORKPLACE: Building a PERMA (Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationship, Meaning and Achievement) Life will focus on the sub-topics of How to Handle Criticisms and Negative Feedbacks, Building Healthy Relationships, Strengthening Pro-Social Behaviors and Mental Health Matters.


INTELLIGENCE ANALYST PROGRAM (IAP)

COURSE NETIQUETTE

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:

Educational Technology

Every participant shall create a Zoom account identifying the participants’ title, complete name and agency he/she is connected to be properly acknowledged.

The Zoom will be used during the course opening on 13 August 2020, and closing of the course (to be announced) except as requested by the administrator (NAPOLCOM Regional Office 1) or the instructors.

Security

A username 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 system.

General Guidelines

When 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 yourself; 

·       Avoid comparing the program to other law enforcement courses;

·       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 participants;

·       All course requirements should be in standard format: a) font to be Arial; b) size of 12 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.      

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Course Topics  

The course will span for a period of 30 to 45 days with a total of 360 accredited hours starting from the launching of the course (13 August 2020) and ending by 26 September 2020. The course will contain eight (8) topics to be chunked down by two (2) topics per week and conduct of non-academic component in between.

The topics will be online for a period of one (1) week –topics 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 video conferencing (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 lectures or via video conferencing (Zoom).

Course Examination and Reporting

To gauge the level of understanding and judgment of participants on the subject matter or topics, various activities shall be undertaken individually or in teams, to wit:

a)      Case build-up or surveillance and rabbiting;

b)      Intelligence data and information;

c)      Re-entry Plan; and

d)      Comprehensive Examination.

                   

Practical exercises will be undertaken to meet the requirements of the abovementioned components including the Comprehensive Examination.

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 activities requiring reactions should be stated in a manner that it’s not derogatory in nature and will not infuriate co-participants.

The non-academics component of the course will include Physical Fitness Training (PFT) and Marksmanship.  This is designed as a personal undertaking by the participant. It shall be conducted in between course topics and mechanics shall be uploaded in the online learning hub. Further, please be guided on the following:

·                  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. 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. Further details on the implementation of this sub-component will be announced at the webpage.

For the overall assessment, the grade or rating of a participant will compose of five (5) components: 1) case build-up or surveillance and rabbiting; 2) intelligence data and information; 3) re-entry plan; 4) comprehensive examination; and 5) non-academics – PFT and Marksmanship.

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 (IAP - 01-2020) and another for Management Class (IAP - 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”.

The administrator shall create class group chats through messenger within the week.  The election of Class Officers will be coursed through the Group Chat. The mechanics of the election will be further disseminated to the participants.

 


I.   RATIONALE: 

The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law is a hallmark legislation which laid down the foundation in achieving reproductive health in the country. As espoused in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017-2022, population management is a very essential intervention or strategy in reaching and optimizing the country’s demographic dividend.

The RPRH Law ensures the universal access to methods on contraception, fertility control, sexual education, and maternal care. Further, the program provides an understanding on family planning as a strategy of population control in the Philippines as well as in Region 1 by ensuring the universal access to quality sexual and reproductive health to enable the poor, and the women to have informed choices on the number and spacing of children.  This likewise recognizes the pivotal role that the men and will responsibly play in determining their desired family size and not just let the women carry the burden of doing it.

Further, in this days where the COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound health and socioeconomic impact, it is a time to ensure that  family planning (FP) services as an essential health care service must be continued in order to keep Filipinos safe during the pandemic.

             

II.    OBJECTIVES:

The program purports to enhance the knowledge and understanding, not only of the Police Officers, but all stakeholders in the region on the aspect of the family planning program that is espoused by the government.  It shall provide a direction on the strategies which will hasten the demographic transition and maximize the gains from the demographic dividend. The knowledge gained by the participants can be then shared to the people in their locality, thus increasing the awareness on Family Planning.

 

III. MODE OF IMPLEMENTATION

The program will be conducted through online discussions and lectures spanning in four (4) days through the online learning hub (napolcomro1.com) of the region and through Zoom application.  The learning provider is Dr. Joselito P. Vital.

100 police officers from the four Police Provincial Offices and Regional Mobile Force Battalion 1 will participate in the said seminar.

Table below shows the timeline of the program:


COURSE NETIQUETTE

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:

Educational Technology

Every participant shall create a Zoom account identifying the participants’ title, complete name and agency he/she is connected to be properly acknowledged.

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.

Security

A username 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 system.

General Guidelines

When 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 yourself; 

·         Avoid comparing the program to other law enforcement courses;

·         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 participants;

·         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.      

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Modular Form  

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 Zoom.

Reporting

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 the webpage;

  • 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 participants/ teams.

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”.