The Bacolod City Police will start using the E-Blotter system to replace the manual system in recording blotter reports effective Friday, City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz said yesterday.
Police Regional Office-6 Director Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol will lead the launching at the city police headquarters, he said.
De la Paz also said the main goal of the project is to have a daily update on what is happening on the ground, particularly in every police station, which is vital in mapping out strategies for quick response and crime prevention.
The e-Blotter is designed as a stand-alone system that will be installed in all police stations as a means of reporting and monitoring all crime incidents that transpired within their respective areas as well as the results and records of investigation, he said.
De la Paz added that while the traditional blotter has been a recognized symbol of police authority, the e-Blotter system presents accuracy in crime data documentation, reliability in storage for quick reference and hassle-free transmission of data to the city police headquarters.
The Philippine National Police had earlier stressed that the E-blotter system is a cost-free project since the software is being developed locally by the programmers of the PNP and will be installed into the desktop of all the police units.
It is also aimed at simplifying the gathering and organization of crime information and provides instant and accurate crime statistics that is free from tampering.*APN