FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Cobalt Software Platform - Mark43
Mark43's Cobalt software platform unites a set of law enforcement tools securely...

Transforming Police Reporting with Speech Recognition Technology

Brought to you by:

Register now!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

An exceeding number of police departments and law enforcement agencies, whose officers spend upwards of 3-4 hours a day completing incident reports and other time-sensitive paperwork*, are turning to smarter tools, such as speech recognition solutions, to help transform their police reporting workflows.

Join us on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET to hear why these law enforcement professionals are embracing smarter tools to complete higher-quality reports and move mission-critical information within the CAD/RMS faster and more efficiently – all by voice.

This discussion will provide you with an understanding of:

  • What law enforcement has to say about current reporting processes
  • Why officers, especially recruits, want smarter tools to help with police paperwork
  • Why manual reporting has a negative impact on report accuracy and productivity and can hinder criminal proceedings
  • How departments can speed up data entry within the CAD/RMs and move mission-critical information more accurately and efficiently
  • How speech recognition technology can help increase officer safety and improve situational awareness and productivity on patrol
  • Why embracing smarter technology increases community visibility, and minimizes costs

Learn how your department can make incident reporting faster, safer and more complete by registering for our webinar today.

*Role of Technology in Law Enforcement Paperwork Survey 


Eric La Scola, Product Marketing Manager, Dragon, Nuance


Budget Simulators

Manufacturers are finding ways to create better use-of-force simulators at lower costs.

April 19, 2011  |  by Tim Dees - Also by this author

Ti Training uses state-of-the-art high-res cameras to produce vivid and realistic scenarios for its system.

Ti Training

Where other vendors emphasize high-end components and dedicated simulated weapons for use with their simulators, Ti Training focuses on the production quality of its scenarios. "We utilize state-of-the-art, high-res, high-speed cameras to capture and create impactful training scenarios, says Joe Mason from Ti Training. "The same camera system is being used on major Hollywood films to capture amazingly detailed images for the big screen. We use only professional stunt-performers, pyrotechnic engineers, and ultra-realistic weapons."

Scenarios are filmed using green screen technology, which allows the producer to insert any backdrop-even one that might be impossible to film in place-behind the actors. All scenarios are reviewed by a panel of law enforcement trainers to ensure that the training objectives are met, and that the student can fight through the situation and win.

Ti Training has two simulator packages, intended for agencies of 20 to 50 officers and for those with 50-plus officers. The lower-end package was developed in cooperation with the Rural Law Enforcement Technology Center (RULETC). This NIJ-sponsored agency assists small departments in acquiring technology that is usually reserved for larger, well-funded outfits. That system sells for $19,950. The more advanced system is priced at $42,000, which is less expensive than most other use-of-force simulator packages. Both systems are intended to be portable and ship in heavy-duty storm cases.

Economy is achieved by supplying drop-in laser emitters for use in the agency's weapons, although dedicated training firearms are available. The lower-end system also omits the editing software to produce homegrown scenarios. Mason said this wasn't a problem for most agencies, as it is far more common for customers to contract back to Ti Training for the development of a custom scenario than for the customer to produce their own.

Another hallmark of Ti Training's scenarios is the use of 3-D technology for 50 to 60 of the scenarios they have produced in the last year. There are several ways of producing 3-D movies. The simplest, called anaglyph, requires the viewer to wear glasses with different colored lenses, usually red and blue. Polarized glasses, like those used in most theater 3-D productions, don't work well if the wearer turns his head away from the screen. The third method, used in most 3-D home theater setups, uses powered shutter glasses that obscure the view from alternate lenses 60 to 120 times each second. This method isn't affected by viewing angle, and is the one Ti Training uses. Each system ships with two pairs of shutter glasses. The 3-D scenarios can be run in 2-D, if desired.

Tim Dees writes and consults on technology applications in criminal justice. He is a retired police officer and the former editor of two major law enforcement Websites who serves on the executive board of the Public Safety Writers Association  He can be reached at [email protected]

Use of Force Simulator Resources

American Defense Systems Inc. (ADSI)

Advanced Interactive Systems (AIS)


IES Interactive Training

Meggitt Training Systems

Ti Training Systems

VirTra Systems

«   Page 3 of 3   »

Request more info about this product / service / company

Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

Wendy LW @ 11/6/2011 3:51 PM

Concise and to the point. Excelllent. Thank you.

Chuck Ruggiero @ 1/15/2014 8:31 AM

The link to Ti Training Systems which appears in the article about their simultor products, takes you to the homepage of the Asp Company, Could you please provide a working link to the Ti Training Company?

DoctorBob @ 12/24/2015 11:08 AM

We are a pistol club with 1,300 members and are looking for a training, education and practice virtual range system with self defense scenarios. has anyone had experience with a simulator in this venue?

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent Stories

Apple's Double Standard
No American company should be allowed to foil the lawful work of American police in the...

Police Magazine