• NCRPO launches Twitter and Facebook accounts for timely and accurate reporting of crimes


    IN support of the PNP Chief Director General Alan Purisima’s online social media initiative, Chief Superintendent Marcelo Garbo Jr., Police Director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) also launched its own twitter account Tuesday as the Philippine National Police continue to get closer to the public.

    Garbo formally launched NCRPO Twitter account, @NCRPOReact and facebook account: NCRPOReact said that these online social media accounts will bridge the gaps in timely and accurate reporting of crimes and may also serve as a portal for the good citizens to raise their concerns and complaints as well as provide tips and information for police action.

    He also designated the Chief, Regional Tactical Operation and Intelligence Center (RTOIC) to supervise and monitor 24/7 the implementation of this programs.

    The NCRPO Chief assured that all information issues and complaints received will be addressed immediately hence a system for report and feedback was instituted.

    “All posts via twitter and face book accounts will be acknowledged by dedicated personnel and concerned police units will be required to take action,” he said.

    Garbo encourages the public to follow the NCRPO’s twitter and facebook account and post any reports, information, issues and other security concerns that will help the police in curbing crime.

    “If the public has concerns about police, they can report it on social media,” Garbo said, as he, too, revealed that “many” incidents are not being reported to police authorities.

    He said all validated information on crime incidents will form part of the monitored crime volume of the NCR.

    “In due time, we will require regional offices to come up with their Facebook, Twitter accounts,” Garbo said.

    “By following the lead of the Chief PNP, NCRPO is confident that it will accomplish its mandate,” Garbo stated.

    PNP chief, Director General Alan Purisima earlier said the idea of the police going online was prompted by a data report showing a significant number of crime victims do not report their ordeal to authorities for several reasons, of which includes inaccessibility to police stations.

    He said information and figures that could be derived from these reports could help PNP to come up with an effective deployment strategy. PNA



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