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6 Key Findings of Incident Reporting

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Thursday, December 13, 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 Thursday, December 13, 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 

Speakers:

Eric La Scola, Product Marketing Manager, Dragon, Nuance

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Demystifying the Convergence of LTE and LMR Networks for First Responders

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Originally aired: Thursday, December 6, 2018 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Narrowband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks and user radio equipment have been the cornerstone of mobile communications for First Responders for decades. The trend from traditional analog to more robust wireless broadband networks in recent years has improved the overall accessibility but questions remain on whether the new networks can provide all the required capabilities First Responders need to do their job.

Increasing demand for bandwidth intensive applications such as video, advanced mapping and analytics, alongside critical voice communications has been driving adoption of broadband LTE cellular networks, such as FirstNet.

Join our panel of industry experts for this insightful 60-minute on-demand webinar as they discuss the critical differences between LMR networks and LTE networking, how these technologies can successfully co-exist, and explore the future of critical communications for First Responders.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Current and future industry trends for LTE and LMR technologies
  • Challenges and obstacles with the convergence of technologies
  • Real-life examples of successful hybrid communication strategies for First Responders
  • Recommendations for future proofing your agency; adoption of new technologies and how to bridge the gap

Speakers:

Tony Morris, VP North American Sales, Enterprise Solutions, Sierra Wireless

Jesus Gonzalez, Analyst II, Critical Communications, IHS Markit

Ken Rehbehn, Principal Analyst, Critical Communications Insights

Andrew Seybold, Senior Partner, Andrew Seybold Inc.

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Q. What are the biggest challenges in small rural communities for law enforcement?

With regard to security compliance the biggest challenges would be staffing and funding. There are several roles spelled out in Section 3 of the CJIS Security Policy that outline specific duties that each role is responsible for. In the case of rural police departments, they simply may not have adequate staff to fill those roles and carry out follow-up required to keep a law enforcement system in compliance with the particular areas of security they need.

My company sees agencies of all sizes using our hosted license plate reader and facial recognition solutions for this very reason. We have built our business around providing a level of security and infrastructure that most agencies, regardless of size, would find difficult to emulate. With that said, many agencies are moving to hosted solutions like ours to effectively outsource these requirements, allowing them to focus agency resources elsewhere. It is important to note, however, that the agency is still responsible for ensuring that these types of providers truly meet the requirements. I cover this topic in greater detail in my white paper.

There are also police agencies that rely on either state or county support for their IT needs. This may be a partial solution or may become problematic depending on what the service offerings are. An agency can incur additional needs or requirements that may not be able to be supported by the state or county, depending on the accepted responsibilities of the supporting entity. Where the funding came from could be a challenge as well; if a rural agency applies for and is granted funding from a specific source, there may be specific stipulations with regard to security or the programs’ use that may not be supported at the state or county level.

Lastly, rural agencies should consult with their allied law enforcement in consideration for the security model they choose to rely upon and there are several: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), FBI-CJIS Security Policy, FIPS-140-2, Global Reference Architecture (GRA), just to name a few.

Ultimately whichever direction agencies choose to go regarding security, they need to be the ones comfortable with the standards and level of security that they choose for protecting their data.

 

Mark Rivera

Mark Rivera

FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer

Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.


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