The Philippine Public Safety College, Cordillera Administrative Region Training Center shares its highlights in the history of the Philippine National Police. These highlights speak of the past stewards and its services and accomplishments as a premier educational and training institution. These highlights go along with these significant dates:

On August 20, 1968, the Pangasinan Police Academy was inaugurated. The academy was under the supervision of the Police Commission Academy. Seven (7) classes of Police Basic Course were completed and the first class was attended by forty seven (47) patrolmen.

On January 1, 1971, the Pangasinan Police Academy was transferred to Teacher's Camp, Baguio City and was renamed Northern Luzon Regional Police Academy. The only course offered was Police Basic Course. Later, in 1975, the Training Center offered the first Police Supervisory Course

In 1976 under the Command of Police Lieutenant Colonel Jorge P Cusi of the Integrated National Police, the Northern Luzon Regional Police Academy offered the first Criminal Investigation and Detection Course, Police Instructor Course and Fire Basic Course.

On July 1, 1976, Presidential Decree 765 was issued and with reference to Staff Memo Nr. 20 HPC/INP dated January 28, 1970, the supervision and control of the Northern Luzon Regional Police Academy was transferred from the Police Commission to the Integrated National Police Commission and was renamed Police Regional Training Center for Region 1. The Police Regional Training Center 1 conducts Police Supervisory Course aside from PBC and CIDC.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Herman M Marantal took over the post as commandant sometime on 1978 and held the same until 1981. After his relief, Police Colonel Marceliano M Urbano took over on the same year but held the post as commandant briefly as he was retirable. He retired sometime on the first quarter of 1982.

On June 16, 1989, the HPC/INP renamed the Regional Training Center Region 1 to Regional Training Center for Cordillera Administrative Region. The commandant during the renaming of the training center was Police Senior Superintendent Crescencio S Resurrection who assumed the post as commandant sometime in 1982 to 1991.

On October 24, 1991, General Order Nr 1473 SG HQ Philippine National Police Regional Training Center was renamed Northern Luzon Training Center for CRECOM and for Regions 1, Region 2 and Region 3. On December 7, 1994, the Center was again renamed Cordillera Administrative Region Training Center.

PSSupt Resurreccion who has the longest stint as commandant retired on December 1991 and Police Superintendent Teodoro S Cruz assumed the post on December 16, l991. He was relieved on July 31, 1992 and Police Superintendent Juan N Refe took over. PSupt. Refe held the post for four years until his retirement sometime in 1996.

On June 3, 1996, Pursuant to the provision of Memorandum of the President of the Philippine Public Safety College dated May 17, 1996, General Orders Nr 96-004 was issued on the interim operations of updated organizational structure. The Cordillera Administrative Region Training Center was renamed Cordillera Administrative Region Training Center (CARTC).

The Regional Training Directors that has come and go after the renaming of the Training Center to Cordillera Administrative Region Training Center were: PSUPT BERNARDO L REAMON JR, PSSUPT CARMELO M CAGUIOA, PSUPT ELEAZAR MADAMBA, PSUPT DANILO O GARCIA, PSUPT REYNALDO PINILI, PSUPT CONSTANTE A AGPOA, PSUPT VIRGILIO V BOADO, & PSUPT RANIE P HACHUELA, The current Regional Training Director of CARTC during the celebration of its 15th Anniversary is PSUPT DAVID K PEREDO who assumed the Directorship of the Training School on July 15, 2008.

Today, the famous Cordillera Administrative Region Training Center stands proud with its firm and strong foundation established by the commandants and Directors that has come and go. Under their sterling stewardship, the training Center produced the finest policemen in the country. The thousands of policemen within the region including the neighboring regions now serving the public with Integrity and dedication are icons of CARTC who have trained and developed them with utmost efficiency. Guided by the Vision, Mission and educational philosophy of the Philippine Public Safety College, it shall continue to mold, train, and develop its clientele for the sake of public service.


  • Pine Tree - symbolizes the location of CARTC in the northern part of the Philippines which is Baguio City also known as the 'City of Pines'
  • Sun - symbolizes the sun taken from the Philippine Flag. The eight rays of the sun stand for the first eight provinces that revolted against Spain. These provinces were: Manila, Bulacan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Laguna, Batangas,and Cavite.
  • Torch - symbolizes knowledge acquired through continuous conduct of education and training
  • Duyan ng Diwa - symbolizes the Alma Mater song of CARTC
  • PNTI - stands for Police National Training Institute which is the foundation of CARTC

CARTC Training Schedule as of 30 June 2013

Course/Class No. No. of Classes No. of Participants Duration Remarks
A. Programmed
SLC 2013-01 1 60 02 Apr 2013-17 Jul 2013 ongoing
JLC 2013-01A&B 2 94 02 Apr 2013-17 Aug 2013 ongoing
B. Carry-over
OCC 2012-01 1 52 01 Oct 2012-11 Mar 2013 completed
SLC 2012-02 1 45 10 Sep 2012-11 Jan 2013 completed
JLC 2012-02 1 50 10 Sep 2012-15 Feb 2013 completed
PSBRC(FTP) 2012-01A&B 2 100 06 Feb 2012-25 Feb 2013 completed
PSBRC(FTP) 2012-02 1 73 17 Jul 2012-17 Jul 2013 ongoing
PSBRC(FTP) 2012-03A&B 2 80 04 Dec 2012-04 Dec 2013 ongoing

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