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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.

Product News

Serial Rape Investigation Brought to Closure Using 4-Year-Old License Plate Reader Data

June 04, 2014  | 

Vigilant Solutions announced today that its commercial license plate reader (LPR) data provided an investigative lead into a serial rape cold case dating back more than four years.  The details of the case have been obscured at the request of the agency and due to the ongoing legal process.

The detective sharing the story states: “Our department received an anonymous tip in a serial rape investigation. The series of rapes occurred over several years and in multiple counties. All the rapes were believed to have been perpetrated by the same individual. Security video had captured the suspect and his vehicle at the location of one of the rapes that occurred four years prior to the tip. However, the security video did not provide a vehicle color or license plate. DNA and fingerprint evidence did not provide any matches indicating that the serial rapist did not have a criminal record. The case was cold until the anonymous tip was called in.”

“The anonymous tip provided a possible suspect name,” continues the detective.  “Since the vehicle license plate was not visible in the security tape I was asked to examine the video. While watching the video I noted several distinct characteristics that appeared on the vehicle in the security video.  Having a legitimate investigative purpose, I requested and received a DMV report listing the vehicles that had been registered to the suspect during the time and dates of the rapes. The DMV report listed a vehicle matching the make and model seen in the video.

"With this new information, I ran a query in Vigilant Solutions’ LEARN software against its national LPR database consisting of data that Vigilant collects through its commercial operation, and also of data collected and shared by law enforcement agencies.  I located multiple historical scans that showed not only the vehicle color, but also the same distinctive characteristics that appeared in the security video.  At this point, we knew we had found our man.  Because of the number of historical scans available, we were able to document the vehicle’s appearance and condition prior to the date of the incident, during the time of the incident, and after the date of the incident.”

The Detective concludes, “The data and images provided by the Vigilant system (4 years after the date of this particular rape) were instrumental in helping to make the case against this suspect and take a dangerous predator off of the streets.  It should be noted that until this anonymous tip, these LPR scans were never the subject of inquiry…only anonymous bits of data that had to be connected to an individual in the course of an active investigation.”

Brian Shockley, vice president of marketing for Vigilant Solutions, comments, “This is a perfect example of how LPR data, commercially gathered and well-aged, can be extremely valuable in a major crimes investigation.  We are delighted that this information was available to assist in this case and wasn’t legislated away by an arbitrary retention policy.”


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