e-Blotter starts at 3
police offices in Eastern Visayas
By RPCRD, Police Regional Office 8
CAMP RUPERTO K
KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – To modernize data storage in police
stations, the Police Regional Office 8 has recently launched the
“e-Blotter” or the electronic blotter system in Leyte Police
Provincial Office (LPPO), Tacloban City Police Office (TCPO) and Ormoc
City Police Office (OCPO).
The e-Blotter, also
known as Crime Incident Reporting System (CIRS), does not only
facilitate crime documentation, but will also present quick and
reliable transmission of crime information from the police stations to
the regional offices and to the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame.
According to PSSupt
Elizar Patano Egloso, Chief, Regional Police Community Relations
Division that Leyte Police Provincial Office, Tacloban City Police
Office (TCPO) and Ormoc City Police Office (OCPO) are the pilot
projects of the said program. So they have installed the e-Blotter
software from the twenty (20) equipments received from Camp Crame
which are needed for the new system.
Right now selected
police officers from the Regional Investigation and Detective
Management Division are conducting hands-on trainings on how to use
the new system and later on this will be re-echoed/disseminated to
Moreover he said that
this move will provide transparency in the police community since it
is one way of enhancing the crime reporting system in the country for
effective law enforcement, which requires comprehensive, adequate and
timely information on crimes.
Before, when citizens
want to report a crime or file a complaint, they would usually go to
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
Such kind of system
is very vital in mapping out strategies for quick response and crime
prevention,” he added.