PNP in Davao launches e-Blotter system
Subscribe Now January 21, 2012 at 11:07pm
The Police Regional Office (PRO-11) here formally launched on Friday the Crime Incident Reporting System (e-Blotter) in the Davao Region in line with the modernization program of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Senior Inspector Gretchen Cinco, assistant spokesperson of the PRO 11, said the e-Blotter system aims to update the data storage system and improve the crime solution efficiency of the police by coming up with a digital record of crimes reported to the police.
She said the entries of the blotter can be viewed by other police officers in all parts of the country who are connected to the worldwide web.
Chief Superintendent Alex Paul Monteagudo, deputy director for investigation and detective management of the police national headquarters, said the e-Blotter system requires the computerization of data bank and connectivity of all police precincts to the internet.
He urged police station and precinct commanders to link up with their respective local government units for support to realize the program in their respective communities.
“There will be no funds for procurement of computers, but it is not a reason for you not to ask support from your local government units,” Monteagudo said.
Chief Superintendent Jaime Morente, director of PRO 11, said the e-Blotter system will help in checking the background of accused persons who might have complaints against them in other parts of the country.
He said the complaints in the e-Blotter system will also link up with the electronic-warrant system for basis in arresting personalities who figure in crime incidents.
“The police will know if an accused has complaints in other areas, once his name is search through the system. We are able to know his corresponding arresting officer, the complainant and the nature of complaint or if the person has a standing arrest warrant,” Morente said, pointing out that it will make investigations easier.
He said the system will also guide the precinct commander in understanding the nature of crimes happening in his area of responsibility and the profile of the victims.
Morente admitted that the e-Blotter is still a work in progress for PRO 11.
However, he observed that many of the police precincts in the region already use the computer system in data banking and are linked to the internet.
“In the meantime, the blotter book will remain but we will gradually introduce the e-Blotter system,” Morente said.
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