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E-Crime 2020 to aid criminal tracking

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National Police spokesman Chhay Kim Khoeun. Police

E-Crime 2020 to aid criminal tracking

Nearly 200 specialist officials from across the Kingdom on Tuesday participated in a training course on Criminal Records (E-Crime 2020) which the National Police said will make them more capable in analysing and investigating crimes.

According to the National Police’s website, the training was attended by 193 officials from criminal police departments, the General Planning and Personnel Department and police from various provinces and towns.

It said E-Crime 2020 aims to improve three areas of police enforcement. The first is the ability to provide data to assess crimes. The second is the ability to thoroughly monitor suspects who escape and to manage and execute court warrant. The third is to download data from this system to assist criminal investigations.

“Although this course is short, we have an obligation to improve our capabilities in line with modern technology so that we can achieve better results. On the first test [after the training] 60 per cent received good results and 40 per cent got average scores.
“For the second test, 70 per cent received good scores and 30 per cent received average scores,” it said.

National Police spokesman Chhay Kim Khoeun said the technical working group of the National Police has been developing the criminal data management system (E-Crime 2020) for more than a year.

He said the purpose of compiling this lesson was to share knowledge with the National Police forces.

Kim Khoeun advised all police trainees to continue to disseminate the knowledge gained in training and to create a simple communications system to ensure easy cooperation with each other.

“While modern technology is being used globally, crime investigations are fundamental to assessing the type and nature of criminal activities as well as the characters involved. It also provides a basis for creating measures and strategies to prevent offences,” he said.

“Crime is related to technology, psychology and sociology. All of this together creates a crime scene, and incomplete data or erroneous data will lead crime analysts to set the wrong principles, so we set up this course.”

Kim Khoeun reminded the participants that the criminal record system (E-Crime 2020) should be used consistently because the effectiveness of the system depends on the officials who enter data into the system. If officials do not key in additional data, the system will not work.

“We all have to promise not to make E-Crime 2020 become just a text box that provides no benefits,” he said.

E-Crime is a system that contains crime data which can help track released prisoners and find suspects, according to the National Police’s website.

It said E-Crime was first established in 2010 and has gone through four generations. The first trial started at the end of 2010 and the system was used in 2011.

The second generation was established in 2012 and used in 2013. The third generation was established in 2014 and was put into use in 2016. The fourth generation was established and used in 2016 as well. The system was created by The National Police and the National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development.

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