• MIAA police to train under Aussie, US agencies


    SECURITY personnel of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) will receive supplementary training from foreign transportation security agencies starting this month.

    At least 36 members of the Airport Police Department (APD) and the Airport Security Inspectorate Office will undertake an Airport Quality Control Inspector Course next week under the Australian Office of Transport Security (Aus-OTS) program.

    Funding for this activity will be shouldered by the Aus-OTS under the Philippine Aviation Security Training Assistance program.

    The MIAA said the course would enhance the skills of airport inspectors in conducting internal quality control activities. In particular, the course will include a review of techniques related to surveillance and information gathering. Modules on documentation and reporting will also be tackled for security and coordination activities.

    On the other hand, the MIAA said plans are in the works for another security training for MIAA personnel in the United States early next year.

    Coordination with the US Transportation Security Administration began this month to discuss details for a Capacity Development Course.

    Among others, the program will also tackle modules on screening practices, air marshalling, and canine training.



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