Police unit to look after tourist security in La Union

CAMP DIEGO SILANG, City of San Fernando, La Union April 4 (PIA1) — The Philippine National Police has revived a special team to look after tourists’ security through the tourist police unit (TPU).

Senior Supt. Ramon Rafel, La Union police provincial director, said the unit was revived to provide security in various tourist spots around the province.

At least 25 TPU members underwent a seminar on tourist management and safety last March 27 to equip them with basic responding techniques including first aid.

The group was formally launched in Barangay Urbiztondo in San Juan town on March 29 in time with the celebration of the Summer Break 3 tourist event.

Rafael said the TPU members were deployed in different tourist destinations and entertainment areas in the province.

Unit members possess special skills like communication proficiency, physically fit, armed with tactical skills and trained in safety protocol, Rafael said. (MCA/MPA-PIA1, La Union with reports from PIO-LUPPO)

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