THE Eastern Police District (EPD) on Thursday conducted an anger management seminar for personnel of the Mandaluyong City Police Station, days after two police officers were caught on video beating and pointing a gun at two men they arrested for violating a city ordinance banning drinking liquor in public.
“This anger management seminar is organized to reiterate to the frontliners how to manage their anger especially with our constituents even if we are under stressful conditions. This seminar will benefit us all, not only for our career’s sake, but also our personal lives,” EPD Director Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula said.
Almost seventy commissioned and non-commissioned officers from the EPD District Personnel Management Unit and Mandaluyong City Police Station personnel who are at the frontline of public service such as beat patrollers, special reaction unit and tactical motorcycle riders, desk officers, and many others attended the seminar.
Instructors from the National Capital Region Police Office Nuero-Psychiatric Division tackled the cause and effect of anger, as well as effective techniques in controlling and overcoming stress. Workshops and brainstorming techniques on how police officers should deal with a certain problem whether personal or work related were also done.
The anger management seminar will also be held at the District Headquarters and City Police Stations of Pasig, Marikina and San Juan City Police Stations.