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Police hiring 1,000 SAF

The National Police Commission on Tuesday approved the recruitment of two additional 500-man battalions for the Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police in its bid to strengthen the national polices internal security operations. Napolcom Vice Chairman Eduardo Escueta said the commission issued Resolution No. 2012-476 approving the activation of two more Special Action Battalion (SAB) in the SAF, which currently has five active SABs. SAF is the PNPs elite counter-terrorism unit similar to the Britishs Special Air Service (SAS) and trained by the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Critical Incident Response Group of the French polices Research, Assistance, Intervention and Deterrence (RAID) unit.
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