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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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Federal Court Upholds Right To Record Video of Officers

August 29, 2011  | 

Arresting someone for filming a law enforcement officer is a Constitutional violation, a federal judge in Massachusetts has ruled.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued the ruling on Friday in the case of Simon Glik, who was arrested on Oct. 1, 2007, after using his cell phone to record three police officers arresting a suspect on Boston Common. Glik was later charged with criminal violation of the Massachusetts wiretap act, aiding the escape of a prisoner and disturbing the peace.

The charges were dropped, and Glik later sued in federal court, claiming the officers violated his First Amendment right to record police activity in public. He also claimed the officers violated his Fourth Amendment rights by arresting him without probable cause to believe a crime had occurred.

Source: Citizen Media Law Project

Related:

Officers Can't Expect Communications Privacy, Maryland Judge Rules

Motorcyclist Faces Wiretap Charge for Videotaping Off-Duty Maryland Trooper


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John @ 8/30/2011 7:33 AM

I have no problem with being recorded. It forces officers to make wise decisions and weed out worthless officers. It is called checks and Balances, look at the Arizona Officer that was recorded and he tased a non threatening person. I am glad they recorded him....

john @ 8/30/2011 7:34 AM

With todays tech, recording should be expected at anytime. No one should be surprised at all.

jaykirk @ 8/31/2011 3:36 AM

SORRY JOHN, DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO "WEED" OUT WORTHLESS OFFICERS? IF YOU DO I SUGGEST THAT YOU ARE PROBABLY ONE TO BE "WEEDED" OUT. "ANY INTERFERANCE WITH A PEACE OFFICER IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTY IS A FELONY IN MOST STATES, SIC. OTHER WAYS TO STOP THIS IS TO JUST NOT ARREST THE PERP AND LET THEM GO AND BE SURE THAT IT IS IN YOUR AR THAT SOME PERSON WAS DOING HIS BEST TO INTERFERE WITH OTHER OFFICERS, TRAFFIC, ETC.,ETC. IT IS VERY CLEAR THE COURTS ARE NO LONGER SIDING IN FAVOR OF THE OFFICERS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTY. SITUATIONS LIKE THIS USED TO BE TAKEN CARE OF BY THE WATCH COMMANDER. MY DAD USED TO SAY THAT A PERSON COULD ROB FORT KNOX AND LIVE, BUT STEAL A DIME AND KILL A COP AND THEY WOULD HUNT YOU FOREVER. THIS IS NO LONGER TRUE. MURDER IS NO LONGER A CRIME OF ANY CONSEQUENCES. PERPS JUST WALK AWAY OVER THE BORDER, OUT OF COURT, DO DRIVE BYS' THAT NO ONE CAN CONNECT, AND THE PROOF OF THIS IS IN THE NUMBER OF OFFICER DEATHS AND SHOOTINGS IN 2011. ALSO THE NUMBER OF TRAPS LAID FOR OFFICERS, PATROL, DOMESTIC DISTURBANCES, AND JOVIE CONTACTS. YOU KNOW, OF COURSE, AT TIMES THERE JUST ISN'T TIME TO SIT AROUND WITH YOUR FINGER IN YOUR EAR TELLING YOURSELF WHAT IS AND WHAT ISN'T A GOOD DECISION FOR YOUR SO CALLED CHECKS AND BALANCES.

(30 year street record in one of the largest counties in california).

MY RECORD STANDS BECAUSE I LET NO ONE STEP INTO MY CRIME SCENE WITH A RECORDING DEVICE OF ANY KIND.

Bob @ 8/31/2011 6:15 AM

jaykirk,

Did you not read the decision? The recording of public events is a "self-evident" protected 1st Amendment right. Your record notwithstanding, no one has the right to abridge another's constitutional rights.

Good officers have nothing to fear from recording. Quite the opposite, as citizen recordings most often catch perps in their lies. Rather than "he said, she said", the video most often shows that the officer was telling the truth and are thus valuable in court. Of course, we don't see that in the media because an LEO performing their duty honorably apparently isn't newsworthy.

I counsel reconsideration of your attitude. Few departments can afford the cost and resource drain of Section 1983 lawsuits. Too many, and you may become an expendable liability to your department. OTOH, a good officer has nothing to fear from transparency.

Cindi @ 9/1/2011 2:30 AM

Recording (by cell phone) can be an issue of officer safety. It is usually done at a close distance ... close enough that there should concern for edged weapon/gun/rocks/bricks, etc. ... all can be used against an officer whose attention is needed for the suspect's behavior...just another way for an officer to be injured or killed, now trying to "watch" others who may be recording and/or distracting officer's attention from the main suspect. Where there is one cell phone in a crowd situation, there will probably be four more (or more). Pray for officers in those situations, who now have no "legal" way to advise those who are "recording" to leave the area, who may face law suits and disciplinary action for doing so. Also, depending on "when" a recording starts, it may or may not help an officer in court...sometimes action by a suspect that results in a certain response from an officer is "missed", making an officer's actions appear to be "excessive" ... let's hope the officer's dash cam is available to record the whole story.

Adam House @ 6/19/2012 9:01 AM

Thank God the Courts are still actually taking our Constitutional Rights into consideration. And the jaykirk guy who left that comment seems like he would fit right in real well with Hitler's Gestapo. What a [email protected]' sorry pathet douchebag thing for a cop to say. I sure hope he's not still a cop, or won't be for long. Badges don't grant extra Rights or authority to bully the public. Good article.

Matthew @ 11/26/2012 10:17 PM

Cindi, there is a simple solution to that problem. Simply tell the person recording that you do not mind if they record the incident, only that they do it from across the way so that they do not interfere with the police action. This should mitigate any concerns and still afford these people their right to film. If they continue to encroach upon your space and they begin to interfere then they can be arrested.

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