System Name: Cebu City Police Office e-Blotter System
Project Team: Marie Jeanette A. Saluba (Team Lead), Erwin Van Ian B. Labajo (Programmer), Jason Cabradilla (Co-Team Lead), Loida A. Antonio (Project Manager/Systems Analyst), Nigel Zanoria (GIS Developer), Annecto R. Yso II (resigned), Analou Pepito (resigned)
The CCPO eBlotter System runs in a wide area network environment connecting a total of eighteen (18) computers distributed to the eleven (11) Cebu City police stations, four (4) at Cebu City Central Police Office, one (1) at Police Community Relations Office, one (1) at the Office of Councilor Augusto Pe Jr. and one (1) the Office of the City Mayor to a central server located at CCPO. A telecom company provides the communication for the wide area network using Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network or IP-VPN.
Provision of the connection is 24 x 7 basis. Police officers assigned at the police stations encode the complaints, police reports and crime incidents reported in their areas of responsibilities (AOP) directly into their computers connected to the network.
All police precincts blotter records are visible in the network server anytime of the day. At the end of the day, each police station print their day’s journal using the system. The police station journal is received electronically by the application server.
The individual reports are collated into a single report which can be accessed by Cebu City Central Police Office Superintendent for his information and use. The system is integrated with Geographic Information System (GIS) Arcview 3.2 software so that graphically the reported crimes incidents can be viewed using GIS and will serve as input for crime analysis and strategic planning of the CPPO. The same database also serves as reference database in issuance of certifications and preparation of documents in the filing of complaints by the police to the City Prosecutor’s Office.