Cagayan Valley cops train to be ‘riders’

October 3, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 303 views

OVER 120 officers and men of the Police Regional Office 2 headed by Brigadier General Steve V. Ludan are now undergoing a tough Motorcycle Riding Course designed to hone their skills in driving Big Bikes while patrolling the streets.

The opening ceremonies of the Executive Motorcycle riding Course Class 26-2021 Alpha and Class 26-2021 Bravo and the Regular Motorcycle Riding Course took place at the PRO2 headquarters in Camp Marcelo A. Adduru in Tuguegarao City last Monday with former PRO2 director, now retired Brig. Gen. Crizaldo O. Nieves as guest of honor and speaker.

“Every policeman should be a Rider,” said Nieves as he cited the importance of the course among PNP personnel.

The retired police general commended the participants for voluntarily enlisting themselves in the course saying that the skills they will learn from the training will be an important tool and a catalyst in intensifying the peace and order efforts of the PNP in the community.

Nieves said that every policeman should endeavor to take the course as it will not only boost their riding skills and confidence but will also be an avenue to establish a strong bond between and among themselves and their civilian classmates.

He also thanked the PRO2 leadership and the Regional Highway Patrol Unit 2 for giving him the opportunity to once again set foot at the Home of the Valley Cops, his home during his final year in the service.

As a tradition in every HPG-supervised motorcycle training courses, the participants underwent a reception rite which include various physical exercises, one of which requires them to crawl under a Big Bike with its engine running.

Strict adherence to the minimum health protocols was observed during the entire duration of the ceremonies.

A total of 86 Police Commissioned Officers led by Brig. Gen. Ludan and members of local government agencies and the private sector in the region will undergo the Executive Motorcycle Riding Course.

Thirty-six PRO2 personnel will join the Regular Motorcycle Riding Course.

The students will have to learn the rudiments of riding a Big Bike and needs to pass the Motorcycle Crash, Circle of Eight, Rolling Log, Bridge Crossing and Night Driving. Once they pass those routines, they have to perform a ‘motorcycle jump’ twice before they can earn the HPG Rider’s Badge.