PNP conducts testing on telephone directory apps

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, April 18 (PIA)–The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Ilocos conducted on April 11 a workshop on PNP Telephone Directory application for android devices of police personnel to strengthen their service delivery to the public via use of technology.

PSSupt Dennis A. Siervo, System Integration Management Division (SIMD) chief said, the workshop is aimed at bringing the PNP closer to the community to bridge the communication gap between the PNP units and the community.

“Thru the project, we expect to strengthen our collaboration with the inter-agencies here,” he added.

Meanwhile, PCInsp Juanito B. Gaces Jr., SIMD information technology officer tackled the process of acquiring the PNP telephone directory using android mobile phones to the participants.

“To install the application, you need to visit the website of the PNP at and type PNP telephone directory in the search options and unzip and download it,” he said.

Gaces, explained that said application requires the creation of google account and google play to access the directory.

This initiative will help the people in the community to contact concerned PNP offices where ever and whenever there are emergency occurrences, Siervo further said.

PSupt Rolie M. Saltat, on the other hand, said this will empower the community to actively participate in law enforcement activities such as crime and incident reporting, crime prevention as well as promote police community relations.

Also present during the workshop were personnel from the Philippine Information Agency in San Fernando City, DZAG Radyo ng Bayan in Agoo town, Bureau of Custom, National Police Commission, among other stakeholders. (JCR/MHH PIA1 La Union)


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