It is indispensable to recognize that the online mode of learning tantamount to a classroom-type of learning that certain behaviors is expected when communicating with both instructors and co-participants.  Here are the guidelines for online behavior and interaction:

Educational Technology

Every participant shall create a Zoom account identifying the participants’ title, complete name and agency he/she is connected to be properly acknowledged.

The Zoom will be used during the course opening on 13 August 2020, and closing of the course (to be announced) except as requested by the administrator (NAPOLCOM Regional Office 1) or the instructors.


A username and password will be provided to you by the administrator. Please be wary that your password is the only thing protecting you from messing about or may lead you to more serious harm. To be secure, please observe the following:

  • Don’t share your password with anyone;
  • Change your password if you think someone else might know it but you have to notify the administrator of any changes on usernames and passwords you made; and
  • Always log out when you are done using the system.

General Guidelines

When communicating online, it is necessary to always consider that:

  • Every instructor’s material should be treated with respect since they are the subject matter experts. In cases where you will have some personal views regarding the modules or topics, just reserve them by yourself;
  • Avoid comparing the program to other law enforcement courses;
  • It is incumbent upon every participant to treat the instructors and co-participants with professionalism and with respect in any form of communication;
  • Always address your professors and co-participants with proper title, either Dr., Atty., Col., Professor, or if with hesitation, address them with Mr. or Ms.;
  • Use clear and concise language and shun away from slang terms or abbreviations; and
  • When accomplishing the course requirements, particularly for the reaction component of the course, all participants shall refrain from speaking or writing slur languages which might cause outrage among participants;
  • All course requirements should be in standard format: a) font to be Arial; b) size of 12 point; c) avoid using caps lock feature as can have a negative interpretation;  d) be cautious when using humor or sarcasm as it may be taken seriously or sound offensive; and e) limit or possibly avoid the use of emoticons.


Course Topics  

The course will span for a period of 30 to 45 days with a total of 360 accredited hours starting from the launching of the course (13 August 2020) and ending by 26 September 2020. The course will contain eight (8) topics to be chunked down by two (2) topics per week and conduct of non-academic component in between.

The topics will be online for a period of one (1) week –topics are uploaded online per week. After that period, the tool or system will automatically shut off and topics will not be made available. In this way, a participant should be keen to go through the modules and topics as they are uploaded in the system. Failure to go through means failure to complete the topics and course requirements. A participant who fails to complete the requirements will not be issued certificate of completion.

For the instructors who opt to present their lectures live or via video conferencing (Zoom), a maximum of one (1) hour lecture is allowed.  As part of the make-up class, an additional essay examination will be provided to the participants should they fail to attend the live lectures or via video conferencing (Zoom).

Course Examination and Reporting

To gauge the level of understanding and judgment of participants on the subject matter or topics, various activities shall be undertaken individually or in teams, to wit:

  1. a) Case build-up or surveillance and rabbiting;
  2. b) Intelligence data and information;
  3. c) Re-entry Plan; and
  4. d) Comprehensive Examination.


Practical exercises will be undertaken to meet the requirements of the abovementioned components including the Comprehensive Examination.

Additional requirements in the form of examinations or reaction papers may be provided by the instructors, as may be deemed necessary. It is important to always note that all outputs shall be treated with respect. All activities requiring reactions should be stated in a manner that it’s not derogatory in nature and will not infuriate co-participants.

The non-academics component of the course will include Physical Fitness Training (PFT) and Marksmanship.  This is designed as a personal undertaking by the participant. It shall be conducted in between course topics and mechanics shall be uploaded in the online learning hub. Further, please be guided on the following:

  • Physical Fitness Training (PFT):A participant can submit an e-copy of his/her latest Annual Medical/Physical Examination (AM/PE) results to satisfy this requirement. An equivalent rating will be given to those participants taking part in the PFT. Further guidelines will be uploaded in the webpage;
  • Markmanship:A gun safety training certificate or a license to own and possess firearm (LTOPF) are acceptable as a requirement to the course. An e-copy of these documents shall likewise be submitted to the administrator. For those participants in Region 1, who have no training certificates or licenses as abovementioned, the administrator will team up with institutions for the conduct of a gun safety seminar. Further details on the implementation of this sub-component will be announced at the webpage.

For the overall assessment, the grade or rating of a participant will compose of five (5) components: 1) case build-up or surveillance and rabbiting; 2) intelligence data and information; 3) re-entry plan; 4) comprehensive examination; and 5) non-academics – PFT and Marksmanship.

For a participant to pass the course, he/she must meet a hurdle rate of 75 percent. An “Order of Merit” shall likewise be awarded to Top 3 participants with exemplary performance.

Class and Class Officers

The class shall have two (2) sets: one for the Officers Class (IAP – 01-2020) and another for Management Class (IAP – 01-2020).  The Officers Class shall be composed of positions from Division Chief and up, while the Management Class shall be composed of rank and file participants.

The class officers shall be composed of a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer.  The class officers are duty bound to regulate the interactions and to ensure the participants’ compliances to the course requirements. They shall likewise be in charge of designing or creating the class name, logo and class picture as this is the 1st batch of the program.

NAPOLCOM Regional Office 1 personnel will abstain from being class officers and receiving “Order of Merit”.

The administrator shall create class group chats through messenger within the week.  The election of Class Officers will be coursed through the Group Chat. The mechanics of the election will be further disseminated to the participants.