PNP Scribe project launched PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 August 2016 14:09

The Ateneo de Zamboanga University and the Zamboanga City Police Office recently formalized a partnership for a project that will ensure a data collection system with built-in mapping module to aid the police in keeping peace and order in the city.

Dubbed as the PNP Scribe, the project forms part of the initiatives to maximize police assets and utilizes the global positioning system (GPS) to identify where an incident happened, time it happened and other details.

The forging of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between representatives from the ADZU and ZCPO was held at the CDRRMO Conference room in Zone IV Wednesday, July 27. Both agencies recognize the  urgent need to improve the capabilities of the ZCPO through optimal use and management of logistical resources using available technology.

Based on the MOA, the ADZU through its Engineering Department of the College of Science and Information Technology with its Center for Information Technology Services will develop, test and validate the SCRIBE, host and make the Scribe accessible online through ADZU’s servers, ensure continued operation of the Scribe under normal circumstances and provide ZCPO free use and free access rights to the scribe and its data among others.

On the other hand, among the roles and responsibilities of the ZCPO are to implement and supervise operations of the scribe, provide logistical needs for the successful implementation of the project, promote the use and successful implementation of the same and provide the mobile devices where the mobile application component of the scribe will be installed and several others.

The data collected by the system shall be property of the ZCPO and any transfer, sale, conveyance shall be with the permission of the ZCPO; the data will be stored that can be accessed or read by software or program by the PNP and the system shall be held in confidence and subject to security protocols and none disclosure policy even after the MOA has been terminated.

The MOA takes effect immediately and will end 2 years after it was signed where extension is subject for review.

The City Government through the Computer Services Division under the Office of the City Mayor facilitated the implementation of the project. — Sheila Covarrubias