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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 

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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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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Michigan Agency Expands In-Car Video In Police Vehicles

May 19, 2011  | 

Tired of its outdated in-car video solution in only 15 vehicles, the Flint (Mich.) Police Department sought to upgrade and expand the system. With help from Livonia, Mich.-based Security Countermeasures & Technology Services (SCTS), the agency added an Insight Video Net solution to 50 vehicles.

The department now uses Insight's mobile management system (MMS), which captures high quality video and audio from vehicle cameras. It also records GPS information, allowing video to be linked to the location where the video was captured. Another new feature the department employs is the CMS Flex, a digital evidence management system, Insight Video Net CEO Robert Carreon tells Security Sales & Integration.

"With CMS Flex, users have the capability of bringing up the in-car video footage through a wireless connection," he says. "It keeps the chain of custody and evidence pristine. That's the No. 1 goal of in-car video."

SCTS heard about the project through its Vice President of Law Enforcement Operations Hank Glaspie, a retired FBI special agent.

"The opportunity came about through a law enforcement training where I assisted another retired law enforcement officer," Glaspie tells SSI. "The training was done in such a thorough manner that I was able to do consulting work for the entire urban area. That work involved bringing in other resources that had the ability to understand what the issues were for the greater community. As a result, we left the impression that we had the experience in law enforcement services."

Founded eight years ago by a group of United States special agents, SCTS provides safety, security and consultant expertise to the commercial market, SCTS President and CEO Bernard Moner tells SSI. The company offers access control, CCTV, fire/life-safety, IT and wireless communications solutions to its commercial market clients.

A pressing criminal investigation caused unexpected delays in the project, which started in November 2010 and was completed in January. "There was a serial killer in the city, so patrols were beefed up," says Moner. "It was difficult to cycle vehicles in because we had to pull vehicles off the road basically for an entire day."

As many as two to three cars received a new system each day; however, during the process, the installer ran into a few issues deploying servers. For its part, Insight, which provided certification training to the installer prior to the project, assisted SCTS with its server challenges, says Moner.

"Literally, these guys will throw somebody on a plane and support whatever it is we need," he says. "That's very rare that you receive the type of customer support from an organization that writes a software platform."

With the system in place, SCTS provided two levels of training to the agency, including vehicle and server training, which included teaching users how to manage and move data on the server. Because the technology is new, there has been some resistance from some officers, says Moner.

"You always have that small group of people that resist change because it forces them to be held accountable," he says. "I would say 90 percent of the guys are happy with the system. They are pleased to do things that they weren't able to do in the past."

The agency also plans to use CMS Flex to manage crime scene photos, interrogation room video footage, sally port video, jail cell video, fixed camera recordings and more.

By Ashley Willis

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