Twelve police officers from all divisions of the Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) are undergoing a diving training through the support of the Australian Federal Police.

Public Safety Director Aloysius Alonz told Island Times yesterday that the Australian government had funded the diving training and certification of the officers including the provision of all diving equipment.

The diving course is being handled by one of the diving centers in Palau.

The participating cops are divided into three batches, the first of which had already done their diving training on October 15 to 29. The second batch also started their training on October 22 until October 26 while the last batch will be trained on October 29 until November 7.

According to Alonz, the Australian government had been supporting them in several trainings but this is the first time that a diving training sponsorship is offered to them.

After completing the diving course, each officer is expected to get an open-water diving certificate. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)