Winners are: Champion- Regional Mobile Force Battalion 5, 1st Runner-up - Masbate PPO and 2nd Runner-up - Camarines Sur PPO. The said activity intends to assess and enhance their Skills, Wit, Accuracy and Teamwork. It also aims to improve their specialized capabilities and effectiveness in counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism and unconventional warfare. It also aims to test the proficiency of all participating SWAT Teams in handling practical and realistic simulation courses including life threatening armed engagements wherein participants are required to finish based on the squad schedule. The SWAT Challenge constitutes three (3) separate events; the marksmanship, which seeks to evaluate the ability of the participants in using firearms depending on the situation; the second part is the Close Quarter Battle, to determine the skill/ speed level, wit/weapons expertise, accuracy, solidarity, confidence in given scenarios. And the last phase, the Physical Agility, including obstacle course connecting a series of barriers and obstacles wherein an individual or team must negotiate under time pressure. It includes running, climbing, swimming and balancing to gauge the speed and mental endurance. And the winning team will represent Police Regional Office 5 on the Chief, PNP National SWAT Challenge in September 2018 to be held in Davao Region which will be participated by PRO’s SWAT team nationwide.
PRO5 SWAT Challenge - Closing and Awarding Ceremony FeaturedWritten by Regional Public Information Office 5
PCSUPT ARNEL B ESCOBAL, Acting Regional Director led the awarding of Trophies during the Closing and Awarding Ceremony of the PRO5 SWAT Challenge held August 25, 2018 at the RSTU 5 Annex, Brgy. VIllahermosa, Daraga, Albay.