The Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM) has once again conducted the annual DIDM Nationwide Validation 2023 which aims to ensure that the investigation service of the Philippine National Police (PNP) is performing its mandated tasks, oversee the performance of all investigation units, disseminate relevant investigative policies, and harmonize processes down the line.
As of June 30, 2023, the DIDM has already validated seven Police Regional Offices (PROs) and NCRPO Districts including PROs 2, 3, 4A, Northern Police District (NPD), Quezon City Police District (QCPD), Eastern Police District (EPD), and Manila Police District (MPD).
Among the activities conducted during validation are determining the true crime picture; analyzation and evaluation of crimes being reported in all police stations nationwide; cascading of strategic initiatives; checking the compliance efficiency of all units in the Investigation Solutions (IS) i.e. CIRAS, CIDMS, e-Rogues, e-Warrant, and NPCS; resolve issues; account the criminal case folders among others.
The DIDM Nationwide Validation will resume on July 31, 2023 and is expected to conclude on November 17, 2023.
The said activity derives its authority from PNP MC No. 2018-050 or the Guidelines and Procedures in Reporting Crime Incidents, as amended by PNP MC No. 2020-051, which directs the DIDM to conduct national validation once a year to all PROs to include the National Operational Support Units (NOSUs) to check, ensure, and maintain the integrity and accuracy of the data being generated by the Crime Information Reporting and Analysis System (CIRAS).