November 4, 2021
The College of Criminal Justice Education and Forensics (CCJEF) of Holy Angel University successfully pulled through the partnership meeting with National Police College (NPC) held last October 28, 2021. The conversation was formally started by the CCJEF Dean, Dr. Niño M. Kabiling. He delivered his warm welcome and gratitude to Mr. Jove N. Usana, Program Specialist and Campus Director of the NPC Satellite Campus in Magalang, Pampanga.
Director Usana delivered the overview of the NPC. According to him, the National Police College is one of the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) components. The PPSC is comprised of the National Police College, National Fire Training Institute, National Forensic Science Training Institute, and National Jail Management and Penology Training Institute. NPC offers four courses which are the Master in Public Safety Administration (MPSA), Public Safety Officers Senior Executive Course(PSOSEC), Public Safety Officers Advance Course (PSOAC) and, Public Safety Officers Basic Course (PSOBC). It also has satellite campuses in Cebu, Davao, Zamboanga, and Pampanga.
The MPSA is a one-year full government scholarship graduate study program designed to develop, prepare and equip participants from vital public safety stakeholders in the government and private sectors who are leaders, executives, managers, and key professionals with broad educational background, technical competence, and the necessary skills and tools to address the diverse issues and challenges besetting the entire facet of public safety in the context of social defense of the society.
The PSOSEC is an eight-month resident training program intended for senior uniformed officers with a minimum rank of Chief Inspectors in the police, fire, and jail bureaus. It also prepares the participants for a senior command staff function, management and leadership, and higher concept of responsibility to various key positions of either director in the provincial, regional offices, and/or senior support staff offices and directorates in the national headquarters concerned bureaus. The PSOAC is a four-month resident training program intended for middle-level uniformed commissioned officers with a minimum rank of Senior Inspectors in the police, fire, and jail bureaus. Lastly, PSOBC is a four-month resident training program intended for junior-level uniformed commissioned officers with the rank of Inspectors in the police, fire, and jail bureaus.
The meeting also led to a detailed discussion regarding the learning design/program of study, qualification, terms, conditions, and program duration. Director Usana said that their academic class is conducted every day with a total of around 540 hours. For non-academic, it is around 240 hours. The participants in every course are with the rank of inspector to Lieutenant Colonels, who are eligible for promotion upon completion of the course.
At the end of the discussion, Director Usana thanked the support of the University and foresaw the partnership in helping to provide quality instruction in the pursuit of academic excellence. At the same time, CCJEF Dean, Dr. Kabiling, also expressed his gratitude to Director Usana for choosing HAU as a partner educational institution in delivering quality, efficient and effective education to the public safety officers especially the commissioned officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP).