A total of 417 Barangay Tanods from the 29 barangays of San Jose, Camarines Sur are set to undergo 2-day training on Law Enforcement and Disaster Risk Reduction Management.

Mayor Antonio B. Chavez felt it necessary to conduct the said training to equip the barangay police with the basic knowledge of law enforcement so that they could perform more efficiently and effectively their assigned tasks, duties and responsibilities at their respective barangays. He stressed that due to the large number of participants, the training will be done in two batches. The first group composed of 208 trainees coming from the 14 of the 29 barangays of this town will attend the training on March 19-20 while the remaining 209 that composed the second batch will be trained on March 26-27.

Among the major topics to be discussed during the first day of the training are: Introduction to First Aid (Guidelines and Giving Care) which specifically covers triage, soft tissue injury, poisoning, bandaging, bone fractured management, extraction and basic life support. On the second day, topics to be tackled include Dangerous Drugs Act (RA 9165), Anti Violence against Women and Children (RA 9262), Special Protection of Children against Child Abuse Exploitation and Discrimination Act (RA 7610), and the Rules, Duties and Functions of Barangay Tanods. Additional topics include the Basic Human Rights, Human Rights (Arrest, Search, Seizure), the Rules of Engagement, Defense Tactics, Reports and Blotter Entry.

The invited lecturers include Atty. Gene Gados, Assistant City Prosecutor, Provincial Prosecutor Office; SFO4 Porferio G. Amata, Chief Fire Marshall of the Bureau of Fire Protection based in Goa, Camarines Sur together with his staff lecturers, namely: SFO1 Joey F. Villarama, FO1 Nene B. Remedios, FO1 Dante R. Martillano, and FO1 Rommel O. Agravante; as well as SP1 Dino Ben. E. Regaspi, Acting Chief of Police of the San Jose Municipal Police Station. Meanwhile, Mr. Joel A. Panga, Jr., LGOO-V of the DILG will give an opening remarks.

The training was reportedly proposed and initiated by the Chairman of the Peace and Order Committee of the Sangguniang Bayan of San Jose, Municipal Kagawad Julian B. Bausa, and the members of the said Committee.