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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 


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


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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Indiana Agencies Choose Spillman For Records and Jail Management

May 16, 2012  | 

Two Indiana public safety agencies will use a shared Spillman software system to help them improve efficiency and exchange critical data between agency divisions, according to the company.

Daviess County Sheriff Jerry Harbstreit said his agency selected Spillman because it wanted a single software system that could fulfill all of the department's jail, mobile, dispatch, and law records needs.

"We had good equipment, but we couldn't access all of the information needed when out in our cars," Harbstreit said in a release. The agency also struggled to access data from headquarters and share information between divisions, he added.

Once the Daviess County Sheriff's Department goes live with the Spillman system in August, deputies will be able to capture the details of an incident at the scene and complete forms and reports from their laptop computers. The result, Harbstreit said, will be less travel time and more accurate reporting.

"We anticipate that the Spillman system will keep our deputies safer, make their jobs easier, help them work more efficiently, and even help us in our investigative roles to get the job done quicker," he said.

Using Spillman's AVL Mapping module, dispatchers will be able to view the location of deputies and incidents on an electronic map.

"It's a big safety thing for the dispatchers," Harbstreit said. "It gives them the ease of knowing where our deputies are at all times."

The neighboring Greene County Sheriff's Department will share Daviess County's Spillman system, storing data on a server hosted at the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department.

The Spillman software is an eagerly anticipated replacement for the agency's current record management system, which is unsupported by the vendor and makes it difficult for personnel to retrieve the data they need, said Greene County Community Liaison Cheri Campbell.

"The Spillman system has so many plusses—I call it a Disneyland for dispatchers. It's just got all the bells and whistles that we need," Campbell said.

The rural county has a small tax base and is always looking for the "best bang for its dollar," Campbell said. Sharing a system with Daviess County enables them to benefit from state-of-the-art software without having to shoulder the hardware costs associated with having their own system.

Campbell said her agency was impressed by Spillman's financial stability and the fact that it has never been merged or sold. When she and Greene County Sheriff Terry Pierce retire in a few years, Campbell said, they want to leave the county with a public safety software system it can rely on.

"It's our legacy for the department," Campbell said.

When the Daviess County and Greene County agencies go live with their system, they will be among 105 agencies in Indiana and more than 1,000 agencies around the country using Spillman software.

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