The Police Regional Office 9 (PRO9) has awarded the competing Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of every police units in the region including other guest participants in a ceremony held at Regional Mobile Force Battalion 9, Firing Range on August 10, 2018. In the results released by the secretariat of the competition, the SWAT team of Zamboanga City Police Office emerged as the champion in the City Police Station category, followed by Dipolog City Police Office as 1st runner up while the team from Pagadian City Police Office came in as 2nd runner up.
On the other hand, in the Public Safety Forces category, the SWAT team of Zamboanga Del Norte Provincial Mobile Forces Company topped the competition while the Regional Mobile Forces Battalion 9 and Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Mobile Forces Company were on the 1st and 2nd runner up position, respectively.
In the PNP/BJMP Category (Guest Participants), the 5th Special Action Battalion of the PNP SAF dominated the competition. They also bag the Best in Pistol Match and adjudged as Overall Champion of the 4-days competition. The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology 9 and Aviation Security Group 9 came in as 1st and 2nd runner up, respectively.
The Zamboanga City Police Office SWAT Team who was led by Police Inspector Ahmed Czar A Astapan, also awarded as Best in Rifle match and earned to represent the Police Regional Office 9 in the 2nd National SWAT Challenge will be held this September of this year.
PCSUPT Billy B Beltran, Regional Director, who leads the opening of the 1st stage of competition in Dipolog City and culmination of 4th stage in Zamboanga City, said that the competition is in line with the PNP's Master Training Action Plan for Calendar Year (CY) 2018, which aims to enhance the "effectiveness and efficiency" as well as the tactical proficiency of every SWAT units in PRO9.
The 2nd PRO9 Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Competition which was held at the four different venue in Dipolog City, Pagadian City, Ipil and Zamboanga City, respectively from August 6-10, 2018, anchored with the four (4) events, namely: Event 1 (Bus Assault), Event 2 (Especially for You-Transition), Event 3 (The sniper initiated assault and door breaking) and Event 4 (PistolPintakasi with obstacle course).