INTERIOR Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd, in a recent meeting at Camp Crame in Quezon City, announced that starting next month, his department will start distributing anti-crime scorecards to all mayors of Metro Manila or National Capital Region (NCR).
Present in the meeting were Chairman Francis Tolentino of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Metro Manila mayors and Philippine National Police (PNP) officials.
Roxas said the scorecards will contain data on the crime situations in the mayors’ respective cities and the interventions undertaken by the PNP.
He added that the scorecards will help the NCR mayors monitor their performance in combating crimes in their respective cities.
“Sometimes, when faced with a challenge, the most important thing is to know where you are. Next is what is your plan,” Roxas said.
The Interior secretary added that the data in the scorecards will come from Incident Report Form (IRFs) to be filled out by different police stations in Metro Manila.
The IRFs are envisioned by the PNP to take the place of the traditional blotter system, which is prone to inaccuracy and human error.
They will also serve as basis for a projected crime map, which aims to show information on the types of crime being committed in a particular area at any given time.
“This will help the PNP determine the proper deployment of police personnel,” Roxas said.
He had directed the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) to enjoin all the chiefs of police and station commanders to regularly comply with the directive to submit the IRFs.
Roxas said the data to be furnished to the mayors are accurate and reflect the true crime situations in their respective localities