BI personnel to undergo US- sponsored law enforcement course

February 12, 2023 Jun I. Legaspi 166 views

BUREAU of Immigration (BI) personnel are set to undergo a law enforcement course sponsored by the United States government.

Agents of the BI’s wardens facility (BIWF) and fugitive search unit (FSU) are scheduled to attend a control tactics familiarization course to be facilitated by the United States Marshals Service.

The program focuses on law enforcement self-protection and arrest procedures.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco expressed his appreciation to the US government for the partnership, and hopes to have more collaborations in the future.

“This capacity-building training is very timely, as it is in line with our priority area of improving the skills of our personnel, as well as upgrading security in our facility,” said Tansingco.

It can be recalled that Tansingco implemented an office-wide revamp of the BIWF earlier this month that affected 36 employees.

“The reforms that we are implementing does not end in the mere changing of people,” said Tansingco. “We want a more holistic approach in our improvements, and this includes skills training and capacity-building, as well as infrastructural and technological upgrades,” he shared.

The trainings will be held on February 21 and 22.

At least 14 participants from the BI are expected to attend.