Do you want to reach out to police officers in times of emergency? Do you wish to inform police units on any complaints and concerns in your area? Do you want to get access to police services faster and easier?
Fret no more! The Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office (INPPO) recently launched an internet-based, informative, and interactive police service mobile app which can be downloaded by Android users.
Dubbed “i-POLICE,” the INPPO’s mobile service app, stands for:
C-ommunity affairs; and
Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc commended the police officers led by PCOL Julius Suriben for creating a mobile application that will ensure the public a direct access to INPPO.
In his message, Suriben said this is the first police mobile app to have been launched in the country.
“On behalf of the manang and manong police of Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office, I’d like to extend my sincerest words of gratitude to the provincial government of Ilocos Norte, with the active leadership of Hon. Matthew Marcos Manotoc. If I am not mistaken, this is the first police mobile app in the country today”, said Suriben.
The following are the features and services that people may avail through the app:
1. INPPO requirements
People may download police forms such as National Police Clearance which is a document that proves an individual has no criminal or derogatory record based on police database; intelligence clearance; license-to-own and possess firearms (LTOFP) requirement; PNP recruitment; and PNP payslip portal.
2. SOS icon
This connects the user to any police unit and other agencies in case of emergency. This includes higher headquarters of Police Regional Office 1, fire stations, hospitals, provincial government of Ilocos Norte, and disaster emergency offices.
3. E-counseling icon
This is a mental health awareness helpline that is made available for those in need and struggling with depression and anxieties.
4. E-Pakaammo Message Board
This is a platform that serves as a message board that gives users an opportunity to send complaints, reports, and concerns to police officers.
5. E-KASIMBAYAN (Kapulisan-Simbahan-Pamayanan)
An icon that is intended for those who want to partner with INPPO in advocating malasakit, kaayusan, kaunlaran, and kapayapaan.
“As early as now, I can foresee this (mobile app) will benefit the public in terms of better accessibility, faster services, and convenience available to all our kakailians in the province. From here, we further pledge that as technology inevitably develops, this organization will constantly look for opportunities to leverage it for the greater good of the community,” said Suriben. (JCR/AMB/MJTAB/FNAU-Intern PIA Ilocos Norte)