PNP’s marksmanship program eyes P.2M aid from Nueva Vizcaya peace body

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, (PNA) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) here is expected to get funding assistance for the implementation of the agency’s Marksmanship Proficiency Project (MPP) among policemen in the province.

This, as a proposal asking for funding on the project was unanimously approved by the members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council(PPOC) during a recent meeting.

Police Senior Supt. Valfrie Tabian, police provincial director, said the establishment of the MPP aims to hone the shooting skills of policemen in the province.

“This project is in support of our national directive to regularly undergo marksmanship proficiency examination and training in order to identify policemen who are deserving to be dispatched in the field with their respective firearms,” Tabian explained.

One of the major component of the MPP is the establishment of a firing range somewhere in Barangay Masoc in this town to be used by policemen in the province.

Tabian said the newly-issued Glock pistols will be issued only to those who will pass the acceptable standards of the marksmanship proficiency.

“This project will further improve the shooting skills of our policemen specially during actual combat situation with criminal elements,” he said.

The funding for the MPP will be sourced out through the multi-sectoral Provincial Development Council(PDC), the umbrella organization for the implementation of all development efforts, programs, projects and activities emanating from the provincial government.