Roxas: ‘Pulis patola’ no more

“From Pulis Patola to Pulis Panalo,” Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas said as he reveal several things the public can expect from Philippine National Police this 2015.

“We can no longer allow the PNP to operate ad hoc, in silos and sporadically,” Roxas said in a news release of DILG. “We need a programmatic, deliberate and sustained approach in fighting crime.”

It is envisioned that the old blotter system will eventually be replaced with digitized incident record form (IRF). “The IRF will serve as the complainant’s receipt and a reference number will also be provided so victims can track down the progress of their complaints,” Roxas noted.

PNP is set to receive in mid-2015 1,000 new patrol vehicles, over 5,000 firearms and 52,000 radios. “We want our men and women in blue to ‘move, shoot, and talk’ better so they can combat crime more effectively,” he added.

Roxas also said a national emergency hotline will start to operate within this year that will also accept medical and fire concerns.