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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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License Plate Reader and Historical LPR Data Used in Homicide Investigation

February 17, 2016  | 

An agency used its Vigilant Solutions mobile license plate reader (LPR) to develop a lead in a difficult homicide case. The agency then used Vigilant's historical and commercially available LPR data to locate the suspect vehicle.

Due to the ongoing investigation, the agency name and certain details of the case have been omitted at the agency's request.

A spokesperson for the agency explains, "Our victim was found deceased at an intersection here in the City. He had suffered a severe brain injury from a fractured skull. The investigation revealed that the victim did not know anyone in the immediate neighborhood, and our homicide detectives did not know how he arrived at this location. Interviews with family members revealed that he was last seen alive at his home on the prior day. The victim's vehicle was missing from his residence.

"Investigators queried the victim's license plate number in Vigilant's LEARN system and quickly determined that one of our patrol vehicles equipped with a Vigilant LPR system scanned the victim's plate only hours before the homicide in the downtown entertainment district less than two miles from where the body was found.

"The victim's vehicle was located and we searched for any evidence that may assist in the case. Locating the victim's vehicle also allowed investigators to obtain video from surrounding surveillance cameras which showed the victim walking into and out of a nearby bar. A further search of surveillance video allowed investigators to obtain images of the victim being placed into another vehicle and leave the area. It was believed that this vehicle transported him to the area where his deceased body was found.

"The suspect vehicle was eventually identified, and investigators used Vigilant's historical LPR data to obtain previously scanned images of the suspect vehicle for comparison to the images captured on the city surveillance video from the night of the homicide. During the comparison, investigators were able to see some identifying characteristics on the vehicle which helped confirm it was the correct vehicle. Using the historical LPR data also provided investigators with information on where to best locate the suspect vehicle. Two suspects were identified in the homicide, and the investigation is ongoing."

Tom Joyce, Vice President of Product Development for Vigilant Solutions and retired Cold Case Commander from NYPD, comments, "This is a textbook example of solid investigative work on the part of the agency to use anonymous data sources like LPR and surveillance video to develop leads. We applaud the agency and wish them well in bringing the responsible individuals to justice."

About Vigilant Solutions

Based in Livermore, CA, Vigilant Solutions is a pioneer of innovative intelligence solutions that help law enforcement protect officers, families, and communities. For additional information, visit www.vigilantsolutions.com.

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