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PNP e-BLOTTER system launched in Region 1

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO — The Police Regional Office 1 officially launched the new Crime Incident Reporting System of the Philippine National Police, also known as the e-Blotter, this morning at the La Union Police Provincial Office (LUPPO), the pilot area for the new system.

PRO1 and LUPPO key personnel, including the chiefs of police of La Union city/municipal police stations attended the launching, which included an actual demonstration of the e-Blotter system.

Local chief executives and provincial officials led by La Union Sangguning Panlalawigan Member Joaquin Austria also attended the launching with Police Chief Superintendent Alex Paul I. Monteagudo, deputy director of the PNP Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM) as guest of honor and speaker.

Monteagudo turned-over e-Blotter hardware to LUPPO during the said activity.

“The e-Blotter System is a priority program of PNP Chief Director General Nicanor A. Bartolome, and is geared to enhance the crime reporting system for effective law enforcement, public safety and efficient administration of justice utilizing modern technology, such as computers and the Internet, Monteagudo said.

Police Chief Superintendent Franklin Jesus B.  Bucayu, regional director, added that the primary goal of the e-Blotter system is to have a daily update on what is happening in every police station and to facilitate crime documentation even as he ensured that the system presents quick, fast and reliable transmission of crime information from police stations to higher PNP headquarters.

Meanwhile, Police Senior Superintendent Ramon O. Purugganan, LUPPO director, said that the launching was preceded by a two-day seminar-workshop on the e-Blotter System which was attended by the La Union chiefs of police and other concerned personnel.

“The seminar-workshop held here at LUPPO on March 6 and 7 was facilitated by trainors from the PNP Information Technology Management Service (ITMS) led by Police Chief Inspector Melchor Agusin.  The training team provided basic technical know-how about this new Crime Incident Reporting System,” PSSupt Purugganan stated.

The e-Blotter is designed as a stand-alone system which will be installed in all police stations as a means of reporting and monitoring all crime incidents as well as the results and records of the corresponding investigation.  The software for the system is cost-free, as it is being developed locally by the programmers of the ITMS to be installed into the computer of every police station/unit.#