Drop box as a means for information crowdsourcing

Human intelligence has been one of the keys of keeping the peace and order in Bohol, the city police want to insitutionalize crowdsourcing of information to fight criminals.

Supt Patricio Degay Jr said the Tagbilaran city police drop boxes that will be distributing in different barangays in the city.

The drop boxes will be used to gain information from the community.

“Makakatulong nag information para sa paghuli ng kriminal,” (the information will help in capturing criminals) said Degay in a phone interview.

Boholanos are known to extend information to the police and this is the thing Degay is hopeful about.

Recently, Boholanos gave the local police high performance and trust ratings.

With the trust, Degay wants to ask the public to give information to the police via the drop box.

All information will be treated with confidentiality and will be verified further, said Degay.

Drop boxes will be also placed in public places such as malls, parks, seaport and airport.

Meanwhile, Police Regional Office head Chief Supt Jose Mario Espino said there were zero incidents that happened during the conduct of the ASEAN Maritime Meeting that ended on Friday.

Espino made the pronouncement during a chance interview with reporters at the Camp Dagohoy.

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