FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Cobalt Software Platform - Mark43
Mark43's Cobalt software platform unites a set of law enforcement tools securely...

Transforming Police Reporting with Speech Recognition Technology

Brought to you by:

Register now!

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

Register now!

Demystifying the Convergence of LTE and LMR Networks for First Responders

Brought to you by:

Register now!

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

Speakers:

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.

Top News

NTSB Recommends Nationwide Ban on Driver Cellphone Use

December 14, 2011  | 

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended a nationwide ban on driver use of all portable electronic devices in a vehicle, including hands-free devices.

"According to NHTSA, more than 3,000 people lost their lives last year in distraction-related accidents," said Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman. "It is time for all of us to stand up for safety by turning off electronic devices when driving. No call, no text, no update, is worth a human life."

Hersman said the exceptions to this rule would be devices that assist the driver in getting to a destination and for use in emergency situations.

She said that this recommendation would also apply to communications technologies such as Bluetooth, but that the NTSB is not proving a list of "acceptable" devices for use in vehicles by drivers. The organization is leaving development of actual laws, and enforcement, up to the individual states.

"Our recommendation is to the states that pass and enforce the laws," Hersman said. "We're not looking at passengers being able to text and talk; we're looking at the safe operation of the vehicle by the driver. And yes, that applies to Bluetooth and hands-free technology."

In terms of enforcing such a ban, Hersman said she is confident law enforcement will be able to develop methods for doing so.

"Law enforcement is talented. They can recognize impaired drivers. They also can recognize when drivers are distracted," Hersman said. "Our law enforcement agencies deal with aggressive driving. I know they will be able to come up with ways to enforce these rules."

She said the NTSB is also calling for more aggressive efforts by law enforcement to enforce such a ban.

In addition, Hersman called on companies to help enforce distracted driving rules as well and said that NTSB research had found that bans on driver use of electronic devices while the vehicle is moving had improved their safety records.

Hersman said the NTSB has issued recommendations to cell phone manufacturers to develop additional ways to prevent portable device use by drivers. She also said she believes technology can help provide a solution to this problem.

Regarding communication technologies built into vehicles by the automakers, Hersman said that although the organization's recommendation is only directed at states currently, the NTSB plans to look into the issue of rules regarding those technologies at an event next year.

By Greg Basich


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Arizona Agency May Soon Have Gun-Mounted Video Cameras
The camera automatically starts recording when an officer draws the gun from the holster.
New Jersey City's Voters Approve Gunfire Detection System ShotSpotter
The unofficial vote showed 1,566, or more than 70 percent, of residents voted yes on a...
Law Enforcement Embracing Computer Voice Stress Analyzer Technology
Innocent people are being exonerated in record numbers as new technologies such as DNA...
Panasonic Announces Updated Toughbook 31
Panasonic announced the U.S. launch of its newly upgraded Toughbook 31 laptop computer....

Police Magazine