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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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Mich. to End Mandatory Sentences for Drug Crimes

December 26, 2002  | 

Karen Shook, a 49-year-old former bank teller who was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison in 1993 for arranging a drug deal, could be paroled 10 years early under legislation expected to be signed by the governor of Michigan within the next week to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes.

Michigan is one of several states revising its mandatory minimum sentences. Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina and New Jersey also are considering eliminating such rules, said Laura Sager, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Families Against Mandatory Minimums.State Department of Corrections officials don't know how many of Michigan's 49,296 inmates could be eligible for parole when the legislation take effect March 1. But supporters of the legislation said it will help alleviate the state's skyrocketing prison population.Critics of Michigan's mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines have spent years pushing for their revision, but some say the state's cash-strapped budget ultimately led to their elimination.The state, facing a $1.5 billion general fund deficit in the upcoming fiscal year, spends about $1.4 billion a year on its prison population, or an average $28,000 for each inmate a year, said Russ Marlan, spokesman for the Department of Corrections.Laurie Quick, Shook's sister, said her family didn't know about Michigan's strict sentencing guidelines until Shook was arrested."It's been a nightmare," said Quick. "She has seen murderers and other convicted felons come and leave since she's been there. It's cruel."Although Michigan's proposed legislation make some offenders eligible for early parole, a decision about their release is ultimately up to the parole board. But drug offenders have the highest rate of parole at 72 percent, said Marlan.Nearly 62 percent of other nonviolent offenders receive parole when they are first eligible, followed by violent offenders at 40 percent and sex offenders at 15 percent, he said.The legislation requires judges to follow state sentencing guidelines when sending drug criminals to prison. But eliminating mandatory minimums will give them much more discretion."The time had come to make the change," said David Morse, the Livingston County prosecutor. "The idea of stiff severe penalties for drug kingpins was a problem because we weren't getting those kingpins. We were getting people who were carrying on behalf of kingpins."Under the current law, Michigan judges are only allowed to deviate from the mandatory minimum guidelines because of extraordinary circumstances.Under current law, someone possessing 50 to 224 grams of narcotics or cocaine in Michigan must be sentenced to at least 10 years and up to 20 years in prison. The bills would eliminate the 10-year minimum, allowing the judge to sentence an offender for any time up to 20 years.

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