SAF bags first 2 spots in PNP’s 1st SWAT Challenge
The Philippine National Police (PNP) awarded on Monday more than a hundred members of the police and military, who won the first Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Challenge.
The PNP-Special Action Force (SAF) Team 2 won as the overall champion and received medals, plaque of recognition, and P300,000 cash prize.
The PNP-SAF Team 1 was named as 1st runner-up and received P200,000.
The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Rapid Deployment Company 2 won 2nd runner-up, and received P100,000.
The Philippine Air Force, on the other hand, won the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) category.
The awarding was led by PNP chief Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa at Camp Crame in Quezon City.
According to Dela Rosa, the SWAT Challenge – which involves firing/shooting and tactical competitions – could help improve the readiness of police and military in disaster response, and terror attacks.
“It was a showcase of skills, strength, stamina of the best of the best of the PNP and the AFP,” Dela Rosa said in his speech.
The PNP held the national SWAT Challenge on March 1 to 3 in Davao City. It was organized by the Directorate for Human Resource and Doctrine Development (DHRDD) in cooperation with the Philippine Shooters and Match Officers Confederation (PSMOC).
The Command Group, Directorial/Personal Staff, National Support Units, police regional offices, and the five police districts of the NCRPO joined the tournament.
The next SWAT Challenge will be held this September. /kga
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