GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 February) – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 has launched this week the region-wide rollout of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) computerized crime incident reporting system or the e-blotter.
Chief Supt. Benjardi Mantele, Region 12 police director, said Friday they are currently deploying the e-blotter software in various police stations and offices as part of the full implementation of the new system in the region.
Region 12 covers the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, North Cotabato and the cities of General Santos, Koronadal, Tacurong, Kidapawan and Cotabato.
“The installation and testing (of the e-blotter software) in our police stations are presently ongoing and we’re expecting the full use of this system by all of our police units before the end of the month,” the official said.
Mantele and other top police officials in the region initially launched the e-blotter system in a simple ceremony held at the the PRO 12 headquarters here last Wednesday.
The launching activity, which was highlighted by the testing of the software, was witnessed by Chief Supt. Alex Paul Monteagudo, deputy director of the PNP’s Directorate for Investigation and Detective
Mantele said the implementation of the e-blotter system will mainly improve the administrative and management operations of local police stations in the area.
He cited that the e-blotter system would help make reporting and response to crime incidents in the region faster and more efficient.
He said it would also assist local police units in drawing up more efficient security and public safety strategies, especially on the deployment of police personnel.
“This new management tool will simplify the gathering and organization of information handled by our police stations and also provide instant, accurate and tamper-free crime statistics,” Mantele said.
The e-blotter system, which was developed by the PNP’s DIDM and the Information Technology Management Service, was designed as a stand-alone system that would be installed in all police stations as a means of reporting and monitoring all crime incidents as well as the results and records of investigation.
“It does not only facilitate crime documentation and modernize data storage but also presents quick, fast and reliable transmission of crime information from police stations to the PNP headquarters at Camp Crame,” a project briefer said.
It said the main goal of the project, which was adopted as a priority by PNP Director General Nicanor Bartolome, is to generate a daily update of events or happenings on the ground, particularly in every
police station in the country. (Allen V. Estabillo/MindaNews)