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Transforming Police Reporting with Speech Recognition Technology

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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 

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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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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 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 webinar, 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

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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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LAPD Chief Vows to Fight for Job

April 10, 2002  | 

Police Chief Bernard Parks vowed to take his fight to the Los Angeles City Council after a civilian panel decided not to grant him a second five-year term.

The Police Commission's decision could be overridden by the City Council if at least 10 of its 15 members back Parks. If the decision is not overturned, Parks said he would remain on the job until his term is up on Aug. 12.

Commission President Rick Caruso said Parks has failed to deal with low morale, understaffing, and other problems that have plagued the Los Angeles Police Department.

In announcing the commission's decision, Caruso declared the department was suffering "a profound loss of confidence."

Parks, 58, said he was the victim of politics. He criticized Mayor James Hahn for publicly opposing his reappointment in January, weeks before the commission took up the matter.

"I believe the facts are crystal clear: For the past five years, I have tirelessly filled the leadership void," he told a news conference outside police headquarters as more than 100 uniformed officers looked on.

The mayor, who is white, was elected last year with significant support from the black community. Many black leaders denounced him for opposing the reappointment of Parks, the city's second black police chief.

"This is not a win for anyone," Hahn said at City Hall. "This is a decision that the Police Commission had to make in the best interest of the department and the city."

Caruso said the decision wasn't influenced by the mayor or the city's police union, which also opposed Parks.

He said the chief has failed to be flexible in handling discipline and morale in the short-handed department, adding that the commission was looking for — and did not get — "a sincere acceptance of responsibility for what needs to be corrected."

The chief's only backer on the panel was Commissioner David Cunningham III.

"While I understand the criticisms that guided the majority of my fellow commissioners, I believe that Chief Parks could have remedied those concerns in a second term," Cunningham said.

The City Council has 10 days to decide whether to override the action.

Parks was selected as chief by former Mayor Richard Riordan and enjoyed broad support in the City Council. The 37-year police veteran earned praise from many civil rights leaders for increasing officer discipline.

When he was appointed, there were hopes that Parks, who had worked in the internal affairs division, could restore a department tarnished by the Rodney King beating, the 1992 riots, and the investigation surrounding the slayings of O.J. Simpson's wife and her friend.

But Parks quickly ran into trouble with the Los Angeles Police Protective League, which had opposed his appointment.

The 8,300-member union issued a no-confidence vote in January, and claimed his approach to discipline was harsh, lowered morale and drove officers away. The force is about 1,100 officers below its mandated strength of 10,000.Councilman Nate Holden called such criticism hypocritical.

"When you start to discipline police officers, of course morale is going to go down," he said.Parks' case for reappointment was hurt by recent statistics showing a rise in violent crime. The city's murder rate for January through March is up 52 percent over the same period last year and almost 80 percent over two years ago.

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