The Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group (PNP-AVSEGROUP) are responsible in Securing all the country’s airports against offensive and terroristic acts that threaten civil aviation, Exercise operational control and supervision over all D.I.L.G. agencies involved in airport security operations,and Enforce all laws and regulations relative to air travel protection and safety to all domestic airports in the Philippines
. International Airports, however, are governed by their own charters and have their own law enforcement arms (The Airport Police Departments of NAIA and MCIAA) and are under the Department of Transportation and Communications.
Their duties were performed by the Philippine Air Force Aviation Security Command
in the past. AVSECOM has ceased to exist, their responsibility has been turned over to PASCOM. PASCOM are well equipped, trained and function in different aircraft counter-hijacking methods.
Special Unit Under PNP-AVSEGROUPThe Special Operations Unit (SOU)
The Special Operations Squadrons was organized in 1976 following the Zamboanga PAL hijacking incident. During 1980’s it was renamed Quick Reaction Force and later on Special Operations Group of 805th PAF. In 1991 upon creation of Philippine National Police Aviation Security Command, this elite Unit became officially known as Special Operations Unit.
By virtue of Letter of Instructions number 399 the National Action Committee on Anti-Hijacking (NACAH) was organized in April 1976.... Read More