PNP deploys e-blotter system for faster crime resolution

To speed up the resolution of crime reports and give the national headquarters an idea of non-performing units within the force, the Philippine National Police (PNP) launched on Wednesday an e-blotter system which will centralized all of its reporting functions.

When citizens want to report a crime or file a complaint, they would usually go the the police station and a police officer will take handwritten notes in a huge logbook called the police blotter.

With the new system, however, the reports would still be logged manually but at the same time, they will be encoded in a computer linked to the police's central reporting network called the PNP Crime Incident Reporting System.

GMA News' Micaela Papa reported in a segment on the late-night newscast "Saksi" that the information logged into the computer would instantly be sent to the central server, which is accessible by all police stations nationwide.

This page requires a higher version browser

Traditionally, blotter reports are processed after an entire day and sent to the district office, which will then process it to be sent to the regional office, and so on. At this rate, even before the information reaches the national headquarters, the report is already stale.

"[Gamit ang bagong sistema], makikita namin kung ano ang prevalent crimes committed in our [area of responsibility]. Magagamit namin ito to help us decide and deploy our personnel," said P/Supt. Jimmy Tiu, commander of the Manila Police District Station 8.

Because the reports are sent to the national headquarters in real-time, police officials said it would also prevent officers from manipulating the blotter entries.

At the same time, the system will give higher officials an idea of which police units are becoming roadblocks to effecting quick justice.

"Sa pamamagitan po ng pagsusupervise, halimbawa, ng regional headquarters, makikita kaagad kung sino yung mabagal mag-response, o yung mabagal mag-imbestiga," said PNP Chief Director General Raul Bacalzo.

Since the target launch of the system nationwide is on October already, some police stations in Manila and Quezon City have already received the equipment needed for the new system.

Some police officers have also been trained on how to use the new system, but the guidelines for its use have yet to be disseminated to police stations.

PNP, however, did not disclose how much the government had to shell out to deploy the e-blotter system.

Bacalzo said the e-blotter system will be manned by non-uniformed personnel (NUP) and a police officer at the initial stages, "but in the long run, gagawin po nating permanent position 'yan, siguro puwede nang NUP." — TJD, GMA News

Loading...

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Billionaire finds wreck of WWII ship in Phl
    Billionaire finds wreck of WWII ship in Phl

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he has found the Japanese Navy’s biggest warship at the bottom of the sea in the Philippines, 70 years after US forces sank it. Allen posted a photo on Twitter on Tuesday of the World War II battleship Musashi’s rusty bow, which bore the Japanese empire’s Chrysanthemum seal. The American billionaire, who has also pursued space exploration, said his luxury yacht and exploration ship, the M/Y Octopus, found the Musashi one kilometer (1.6 miles) deep on the …

  • Miriam bucks house arrest for Enrile
    Miriam bucks house arrest for Enrile

    Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago believes granting Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile house arrest, while former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo remains under hospital detention, will violate the equal protection clause of the Constitution. “That’s already a violation of the equal protection of the law,” she said. …

  • 8 of 10 cities most at risk from natural disasters located in Phl – study
    8 of 10 cities most at risk from natural disasters located in Phl – study

    Eight of 10 world cities most exposed to natural hazards are in the Philippines and more than half of the 100 cities most exposed to earthquakes, storms and other disasters are in four Asian nations, according to a research. The study, published on Wednesday by risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft, analyzed the threat posed by storms, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, volcanoes and landslides in more than 1,300 cities. The study found that the 10 cities most at risk are Port Vila in …

  • World's oldest person wonders about secret to longevity too
    World's oldest person wonders about secret to longevity too

    TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person says 117 years doesn't seem like such a long time. …

  • US ambassador recovers from knife attack praised by N. Korea
    US ambassador recovers from knife attack praised by N. Korea

    The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was recovering from surgery Thursday after having his face and arm slashed by a knife-wielding activist in an attack applauded by North Korean state media. The United States condemned the "act of violence" which saw the ambassador rushed to hospital where his condition was described as stable after two-and-a-half hours of surgery that included 80 stitches to a deep gash on his right cheek. During the assault, Kim screamed a slogan in favour of …

  • UNA hits PNP selection process
    UNA hits PNP selection process

    The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) hit yesterday the apparent machinations in the selection of the new Philippine National Police (PNP) chief. Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco, UNA interim president, said the administration and the ruling Liberal Party (LP) are perpetuating the bata-bata or patronage system in the selection process of the police chief. “They will start this by maneuvering the appointment of Gen. Garbo as PNP chief,” said Tiangco, referring to one of the top contenders for PNP …

  • Ohio mom, boyfriend guilty; child emailed teacher for help

    PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend pleaded guilty to raping her young children and were sentenced to prison on Wednesday, a year after one of her daughters emailed a teacher for help and said she and her siblings were being chained to their beds, deprived of food and sexually assaulted. …

  • New Moro rebel group emerges
    New Moro rebel group emerges

    A radical Muslim cleric trained in the Middle East and considered one of the leaders of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) has broken away from the terror group to form his own band of jihadists who are now reportedly providing sanctuary to bomb expert Basit Usman and at least five foreign militants, the military said yesterday. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesman Col. Restituto Padilla, citing reports from the field, said the Justice for Islamic Movement (JIM) was …

POLL

Should Aquino be held accountable over the Mamasapano operations?

Loading...
Poll Choice Options