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PNP’s crime analysis goes hi-tech

/ 02:53 AM February 03, 2016
 Scene of crime personnel polishes their skills and techniques on how to handle a crime scene during the inauguration of the "crime plaza" at the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management facility at Camp Crame in Quezon City on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE


Scene of crime personnel polishes their skills and techniques on how to handle a crime scene during the inauguration of the “crime plaza” at the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management facility at Camp Crame in Quezon City on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

THE PHILIPPINE National Police unveiled Tuesday a web-based database software application that will enable the police solve crimes faster and identify crime-prone areas.

The software includes the Case Management and Analysis System, the Case Information and Database Management System, the National Police Clearance System, the “e-Rogues Gallery” and the “e-Warrant” system, and the Crime Information, Reporting and Analysis system.

Also presented to the media in Camp Crame on Tuesday was the facial recognition system being eyed by the PNP.

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PNP Director General Ricardo Marquez described as “smart policing” the end-goal of PNP’s ongoing and planned “IT solutions” for recording, collating, analyzing and visualizing crime data.

“We need to avail of the available technology in the market so we could perform and accomplish our mission faster and better,” Marquez said.

The various software would help “analytical functionality to support investigations,” said PNP Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management head Director Benjamin Magalong.

“That’s what we lack: analytics… and the technology to help up enhance our analytical functionality in the long run. It would mean higher crime solution efficiency, higher crime clearance efficiency, and—because we will be just utilizing a few personnel to run these systems—more policemen on the streets,” Magalong said. Jaymee T. Gamil

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