Director Arturo Cacdac, executive officer of the PNP-Program Management Office, said the program was developed by police Information Technology experts who made the software for easier crime documentation and for the easy transmission of data to proper authorities in Camp Crame.
"We want to have daily updates on what's happening on the ground for us to effectively map out strategies for quick response and crime prevention," said Cacdac
"And since we want to have quick access to criminal incidents and all aspects of law enforcement around the country, this will be used in every police station," he
, meanwhile, explained that the PNP
is in the process of making crime statistics where the e-blotter would be helpful since the software program that would be installed would include the automatic input on the statistics template.
"If you want to know how many incidents happened for a certain period time, you just type it and it will immediately appear because the program includes statistics reporting," said Cacdac
By knowing all the needed details for criminal incidents, Cacdac
said security strategists will have an easy and intelligent way of mapping out peace and order and anti-crime plans.
"How would this help police commanders?
It is helpful in the way that through that readily-available statistics and crime data, they will effectively plot anti-crime plans in their respective areas of jurisdiction," said Cacdac
explained that through the e-blotter, police commanders will immediately know the time when and where criminal incidents usually occur.
As such, the official stressed that police commanders can easily make adjustments in terms of deployment of policemen, police visibility programs and other peace and order actions.
"So, the e-blotter would be a very important management tool," said Cacdac
Cacdac said the project will first be tested in Metro Manila through the National Capital Region Police Office headed by Director Alan Purisima.
"If it would be successful in Metro Manila, this program would certainly be replicated in all police stations nationwide," Cacdac