Camp Col. Abendan, Zamboanga City - At least six civil disturbance management (CDM) contingents coming from the different police units in Police Regional Office 9 (PRO9) showcased their skills during this year’s 2nd Regional Civil Disturbance Management Competition held at Ipil Sports Complex, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay on April 29, 2019.
The Zamboanga Sibugay Police Provincial Office, the designated host team, emerged as the grand champion with percentile score of 80.61%. Zamboanga City Police Office adjudged as the 1st Runner up with percentile score of 77.13% and Zamboanga del Norte as 2ndRunner up with 72.16%. Meanwhile, The Regional Mobile Force Battalion 9, the last year grand champion, fall to 4th place and bagged the best in uniform category.
The competition is composed of three phases, the 1st phase graded inspection which includes the completeness of CDM complement equipment, uniforms and support elements; 2nd phase demonstration by company-size complement of the eight basic CDM formation; and 3rd phase problem-based scenarios requiring the participants to solve and apply appropriate formation and procedures.
Police Brigadier General Emmanuel Luis D Licup, PRO9 Director said the competition aimed at “testing the operational readiness, equipage, competency and capability of all PRO9 CDM contingents in dealing with and responding to mass actions and public disturbance.”