DATE: January 12, 2022

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) opens another Drug Enforcement Officers Basic Course (DEOBC) class training today, (Wednesday) January 12, 2022 at the PDEA Academy in Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda, Silang, Cavite.

The DEOBC Class 2022-20 is composed of 61 Agent-trainees (41 males and 20 females) who took their oath and undergone reception, marking the beginning of their six-month regimented training as drug enforcement officers.

The hiring of DEOBC Class 2022-20 started on March 2, 2020 wherein a total of 1,380 applicants applied. They took qualifying and neuro-psychological examinations simultaneously held week long in 16 testing centers nationwide

“For the first time, the neuro-psychological examinations for entry level DEOs were held in-house and online. All four major stages of the examination were made simultaneous and regionalized, thus bringing the recruitment accessible to all applicants,” said PDEA Director General Wilkins M Villanueva.

After undergoing neuro-psychological examination, qualifiers gone through medical and dental examination, physical fitness test and panel interview.

The PDEA Drug Enforcement Officers Basic Course comprises basic management and leadership, communication enhancement skills,  community-based

anti-illegal drug advocacy, legal studies, anti-illegal drug intelligence and tactics, interdiction operations and investigation, and other non-academic activities.

“The continuous hiring of DEOs will boost the government’s efforts in the national anti-drug campaign, and ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the Barangay Drug Clearing Program (BDCP) on a nationwide scale,” the PDEA chief said.

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