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6 Key Findings of Incident Reporting

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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 

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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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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Utah Agencies Launch Text-Tipping Tool

July 27, 2011  | 

More than 50 law enforcement agencies in Utah have launched the TipSoft anonymous crime tipping tool to allow the public to send tips through their phone or computer.

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and Rep. Greg Hughes joined police chiefs and sheriffs at a public announcement to let Utah residents know how they can now use the TipSoft service to submit secure and anonymous tips to law enforcement through their Web browser, text message or smart phone.

"Law enforcement agencies have to keep pace with technology to effectively fight crime," says Shurtleff. "We have lots of agencies onboard but we need to get the word out so we can close cases and keep communities safe."

Through any mobile phone, TipSoft allows Utah residents to submit anonymous, encrypted tips by texting a message to "274637" (CRIMES). Tips should begin with an agency-specific keyword.

Utah residents can also submit online tips via the Web portal TipSubmit.com or by downloading the free TipSoft smartphone app for iPhone or Android platforms. The mobile app accepts video and photo tips and automatically routes the information to the nearest participating agency.

"Police departments need to adopt the same methods of communication as the general public. To be able to receive crime tips by text message is expected," says Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank. "Implementing this technology greatly increases the opportunity for citizens to participate with law enforcement in making their neighborhoods safer for everyone."

TipSoft is provided by Draper-based CrimeReports.com. It's now being used by more than 800 law enforcement and CrimeStoppers groups throughout the U.S.

"When it comes to crime prevention we want to encourage the mindset of, 'If you see something, say something,' as many crimes are prevented and solved by members of the public with their shared knowledge," says Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder.

Nationwide statistics provided by CrimeReports.com indicate:

  • One in 14 tips results in an arrest.
  • One in nine tips clears a case.
  • Each arrest through TipSoft in 2010 costs $13.98.
  • Each fugitive captured through TipSoft in 2010 costs $34.18.
  • More than $1,500 in property and drugs were recovered for each dollar spent on TipSoft in 2010.

Funding for the program was made available through a direct appropriation from the Utah state legislature and allows law enforcement agencies to obtain and use the software at no direct cost for one year.

"The entire CrimeReports and TipSoft teams are thrilled to be making Utah a safer place to live. After all, this is our home," adds Greg Whisenant, chief executive of CrimeReports.com.


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