Police launch e-blotter technology

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012


CAMP BADO Dangwa, La Trinidad -- The police force turned techie wiz through its new e–blotter system to help prevent crime in the locality.

The Regional Police Office launched this technological breakthrough in crime investigation and detective management Friday.

The e-blotter was designed as a stand-alone system that will be installed in all police stations as a means of reporting and monitoring all crime incidents in an area. It also records the results of every investigation conducted by the police stations.

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The launching was graced by Representative Bernardo Vergara together with his daughter Gladys Vergara and the Executive Officer of the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM) Superintendent Ricardo Marquez of Camp Crame, Quezon City.

Among the highlights of the launching was the turnover of the e-blotter hardware by Vergara to the Police Regional Office-Cordillera (Procor) Director Benjamin Magalong.

The e-blotter hardware for the six police provincial offices of Procor, city police headquarters, women and children protection center and ten stations of Baguio City Police Office was the initiative of Vergara.

Vergara assured Procor of his support in all the projects which the office would venture into.

Meanwhile, Marquez said the DIDM with the Information Technology Management Service developed a more efficient electronic blotter system for recording crime incidents across the country with the National Capital Region as the pilot study.

Police Chief Inspector Pelita Tacio said the e–blotter does not only facilitate crime documentation and modernized data storage but also presents quick, fast and reliable transmission of crime information from police stations to the Philippine National Office headquarters at Camp Crame, Quezon City.

He added it is an effective management tool for decision makers and security strategy makers to have an easy and intelligent way of mapping out peace and order and anti-criminality strategy.

Magalong also turned over to City Police Director David Lacdan 12 e-blotter hardware sets for the city.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 18, 2012.

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