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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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Holbrook PD Receives Spirit of Blue Foundation Safety Grant

March 21, 2016  | 

Chief William Smith (center right) accepted the Spirit of Blue safety grant on behalf of the officers of the Holbrook Police Department, along with Town Administrator Timothy Gordon (far right). Presenting the grant was Spirit of Blue Executive Director, Ryan T. Smith (center left), and local Dunkin' Donuts franchise owners Monica MacFarlane and Nicole Loredo.
Chief William Smith (center right) accepted the Spirit of Blue safety grant on behalf of the officers of the Holbrook Police Department, along with Town Administrator Timothy Gordon (far right). Presenting the grant was Spirit of Blue Executive Director, Ryan T. Smith (center left), and local Dunkin' Donuts franchise owners Monica MacFarlane and Nicole Loredo.

The Spirit of Blue Foundation has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Holbrook (MA) Police Department in the form of a mobile data terminal (MDT) solution for use by the Department's motorcycle traffic officer. The grant, valued at $3,625, provides one Panasonic ToughPad, a wireless modem and detachable keyboard to aid with communication, report writing, and investigative work primarily while on motorcycle duty.

"This device will provide much needed information instantaneously to the officer who is assigned to the motorcycle traffic division, which will allow him to perform his duties more efficiently and safely," commented Chief William Smith of the Holbrook Police Department.

The Panasonic ToughPad will act as a the motorcycle officer's MDT and will give the officer the capability of running plates, obtaining information on registered owners, checking for warrants, criminal background checks, obtaining officer safety alerts and other additional information without needing to request it over the radio. This improves the safety of the officer with greater access to information on the scene and reduces wait times associated with broadcasting and receiving back radio information. HPD operates its motorcycle unit from April to November each year and the ToughPad will be utilized by the same officer as he transitions to a traffic car for the winter months.

Funding for the grant was provided by a generous gift from The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF), a nonprofit organization of volunteer Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins franchisees and Dunkin' Brands employees that ensure the basic needs of the community are being met in areas of hunger relief, children's health, and community safety. In total the DDBRCF has enabled Spirit of Blue to make 17 Safety Equipment Grants throughout New England with a total value of more than $100,000.

"Access to information is a critical officer safety concern," commented Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue. "An officer needs to know if the person they are contacting has a criminal history, has made threats against police, or is currently wanted. Knowing those things can prepare an officer to be ready in a situation that may turn out to be anything but routine."

Statistics preliminarily released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund show that 26 law enforcement officers have already lost their lives in 2016, an increase of 4% from the prior year. 15 of those deaths were firearm related, a 200% increase over the same period in 2015. The reality of these statistics, and the increasing number of underfunded law enforcement agencies across the country, fuel the Spirit of Blue safety grant initiative.

The Spirit of Blue Foundation actively encourages the public at large to honor and appreciate law enforcement officers who serve to protect our communities. By supporting the Spirit of Blue Foundation, the public can make an impact in the lives of law enforcement officers every day. To learn more about the Spirit of Blue, or make a donation, visit www.spiritofblue.com.

About The Spirit of Blue Foundation

The Spirit of Blue Foundation, based out of Chicago, IL, is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to the enhancement of officer safety and vitality throughout the law enforcement community by promoting public awareness for their protection and fulfilling safety equipment and training needs. The Spirit of Blue Foundation develops and executes fundraising campaigns nationally with the support of partner non-profits, national retailers and safety equipment manufacturers. Fundraising proceeds are distributed in the form of Safety Equipment Grants to law enforcement agencies across the country from local to federal levels. Since 2011 the Foundation has awarded 39 grants valued at over $200,000.

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