U.S. Donates Anti-Terror Equipment to Davao, General Santos

May. 12, 2007

MANILA — Police officials in Davao and General Santos City are now better equipped to investigate instances of terrorism, thanks to an equipment donation from the U.S. Department of States Anti-terrorism Assistance Program (ATA).

During the graduation ceremony for a three-week course on Post-Blast Investigation held in General Santos City, U.S. officials donated $45,000 worth of equipment to Police Regional Office 12 of General Santos City, and Police Regional Office 11 of Davao.

This donation gives police investigators the tools necessary to effectively carry out their jobs and collect valuable physical evidence when investigating criminal and terrorism cases. Pictured above are U.S. Embassy ATA and security officers officially handing over equipment to a Philippine police representative.

The donated equipment includes widescreen laptop computers, portable printers, digital cameras, distance laser rangefinders, and handheld global positioning system (GPS) equipment.

The Post-Blast Investigation course is designed for experienced criminal investigators, bomb technicians, and other explosives investigators who are directly or indirectly involved in the investigation of explosions and/or bombings. (US Embassy) davaotoday.com

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