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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 

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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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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

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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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Gun-Related Crimes on the Rise in Florida

June 26, 2007  | 

According to preliminary statistics posted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), despite a reduction in the overall crime rate in Florida, violent crimes committed with firearms, many of which were allegedly stolen, are on the rise.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that, while preliminary, the statistics are quite disturbing. According to the compiled numbers, statewide murders totaled 1,129, a 28 percent increase from last year's statistics; slayings with a firearm increased 42 percent; and robberies climbed 13.4 percent.

"This is not good, to put it mildly," says University of Central Florida sociologist Jay Corzine, who has been studying the region's rising violence. "That's just a huge increase, comparatively."

Law enforcement officials in Orange County attribute much of last year's violence to street criminals and drug dealers with guns.

"Several gun stores have been robbed here and in the county, and they're being stolen from people's cars and homes," says Orlando police Sgt. Barbara Jones.

Abatement of the rising gun crime rate is being taken quite seriously by law enforcement officials. The Orange County Sheriff's Office and Orlando police have launched numerous street-crime initiatives and roundups to crack down on drug dealing and the violence it causes. Additionally, two federally funded task forces focused on reducing gun violence are currently underway.

Sheriff's spokesman Capt. Mark Strobridge blamed much of the problem on young offenders using handguns in robberies or disputes over drugs or money.

"Criminals out there have an attitude that there is no tomorrow the way they commit crimes," Strobridge said. "We have had several offenders tell us they're going to be dead or in jail by the time they're 22 years old, so what do they have to lose?"

FDLE spokeswoman Kristen Perezluha says the statistics posted on the Website were from a "draft copy" that was accidentally posted prematurely and that the finalized statistics would likely be released this week.

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