Police use social media vs crimes-A A +A
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
THE police regional office in Western Visayas has turned to social media like Facebook, Twitter and the PRO6 official website to step up crime prevention and solution in a move to gain respect and trust of the general public towards the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Police regional information officer, Inspector Grace Borio, said the initiative was recommended by regional chief Chief Superintendent Josephus G. Angan in bringing police services closely to the people by providing the netizens an easy venue for communication and sharing of essential information.
Angan had ordered the integration of social media in all PNP programs and all provincial and city police directors and municipal police stations in the region to have their own twitter account to cater on concerns and feedbacks of the public at once.
By using the social media, the netizens can easily raise their comments and inquiries and be updated with PRO6 significant events and activities with increased participation in crime reporting.
Borio said a social media seminar was held recently at Camp Crame and attended by different police officials from the PNP Directorial Staff, national administrative support units (NASUs), national operational support units (NOSUs) and police regional offices.
The participants were educated on how to use twitter and other social media accounts effectively, Social Media and Its Impact to Police Service, Integrating Social Media in the PNP Programs and Understanding Social Media Analytics and Metrics.