Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Mar Roxas announced on Wednesday, May 6, that starting June, all 159 police community precincts (PCPs) in Metro Manila will be using the electronic blotter (e-blotter) system to ensure factual recording of crime incidents.
During the weekly command conference in Camp Crame, Philippine National Police (PNP) officials said the last leg of training for the PCP personnel on the e-blotter system will be conducted next week.
The PNP launched the e-blotter system in September 2011.
All 38 police stations in the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) are now using the e-blotter system, which replaces the traditional manual blotter system.
Roxas said, ?With this as a tool, we?re now more surgical, more specific.?
The DILG Chief has implemented Oplan Lambat-Sibat, a scientific-based approach in combating criminality in Metro Manila. Under this approach, Roxas has directed police officials to monitor status of criminality in all police stations in the NCRPO and use these data to devise crime interventions.
Since Oplan Lambat-Sibat began in June 2014 (919 average weekly incidents), crimes in Metro Manila has been reduced by more than 60 percent as of mid-April 2015 (347 incidents), prompting Roxas to order the PNP to cascade the program in other regions.
Roxas has also ordered an audit of the e-blotter system from the complainants? and operational sides to further improve the system.