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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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6 Key Findings of Incident Reporting

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Originally aired: 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.

View this on-demand webinar 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 viewing our on-demand 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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NYPD Custody Procedures Questioned After Escapes

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Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said that a suspect's recent escape from a police interrogation room in the Bronx amounted to "gross negligence" on the part of the detectives guarding him. Kelly ordered a review of how people in custody are handled in more than 100 police buildings.

Jose Santiago, a suspect in 16 sexual attacks in New York City, simply walked out of an unlocked first-floor interrogation room of the Special Victims' Squad, past a uniformed officer and into the street. The man, who had been brought in for questioning about the sexual attacks, was left alone in the interrogation room with handcuffs off, the police said.

It was at least the sixth episode of someone's escaping from the authorities this year, five of them in the last six weeks.

The police said that Mr. Santiago, 33, last lived on East 179th Street in the Bronx. They were able to identify him through fingerprints from a table he touched in the interrogation room, one police official said, and the prints matched a record of his arrest from Dec. 8 on a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The two detectives who were questioning him on Monday looked at a photograph of Mr. Santiago taken when he was arrested in December and confirmed that he was the escapee, the police official said. Mr. Santiago had twice been convicted of a crime, the police said. In 1992 he was convicted of third-degree sex abuse, and last year of grand larceny theft, the police said. Mr. Kelly said that the police were awaiting the results of DNA tests of a saliva sample the suspect had provided. The police have matching DNA evidence in all but one of the sexual attacks between March 5, 1997, and Feb. 26 of this year.

In response to the escape, Mr. Kelly said that senior police officials would address patrol officers on every shift in every command around the city on the importance of adhering to the department's policies on securing those in custody.

"I think there were significant lapses there, no question about it, no excuses for it," Mr. Kelly said yesterday at a City Hall news conference. "I've ordered a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding that escape."

Mr. Kelly said he had ordered an examination of all police facilities where suspects or prisoners are questioned or kept. And, he said that the two detectives who were guarding the prisoner would be disciplined. The detectives, whom the police declined to identify, will probably lose up to 30 vacation days and could also be transferred from their current assignments, another police official said.

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