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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 


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


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

32 agencies Purchase Spillman, 68 Expand Systems in First Quarter of 2016

June 17, 2016  | 

Thirty-two public safety and private security agencies chose Spillman Technologies as their new software vendor during the first quarter of 2016, bringing Spillman’s total customer count to nearly 1,700 agencies across the United States. In addition to these new agencies, 68 existing Spillman customers expanded their current systems by purchasing additional software modules.

In Wisconsin, the Sturgeon Bay Police Department added three modules to its Spillman Flex system: Mobile Field Report with Field Interview, Evidence Management, and Evidence Barcoding and Audit Interface. Agency administrators chose to add the Mobile Field Report module to enable field personnel to complete their required work in their squad cars without needing to return to the station. The Evidence Management module allows personnel to create detailed records on items that can be linked to other types of records within the system, such as name, property, and incident records, while the Evidence Barcoding and Audit Interface adds the ability to easily identify items using assigned barcodes. Prior to purchasing Spillman, Sturgeon Bay PD recorded evidence data on pen and paper and added the two evidence modules to improve tracking and accountability and to reduce the potential for errors in the future.

The Santa Cruz County (AZ) Sheriff’s Office also elected to expand its Flex system during the first quarter of the year. The agency purchased Spillman's Mobile Field Report with Field Interview, as well as the Mobile AVL Mapping module. The field reporting module enables deputies to complete work in the field, as well as avoid duplicate work and wasted driving time. The Mobile AVL Mapping module allows personnel to view the location and movement of agency vehicles on a map in real time, which will allow deputies to keep track of one another and enable dispatchers to easily monitor call progress. This functionality will reduce the amount of radio traffic, increase deputy safety, and provide the public with a more informed public safety response.

The Tucumcari (NM) Police Department purchased Spillman’s web-based software solution, Nova, as a shared system with the Quay County Sheriff’s Office. The police department’s decision to switch to a hosted system came after personnel experienced a lot of downtime and server problems with their previous vendor. With Nova, Spillman securely stores and maintains all data entered into the system remotely, allowing Tucumcari personnel to easily access it through the internet. Because the Nova system is backed by a stable vendor and reliable support, agency administrators will not need to rely on in-house IT personnel to keep it up and running.

Spillman Technologies serves sheriff’s officespolice departments, communication centers, correctional facilities, fire departments, and security organizations nationwide. Spillman specializes in integrated on-premises and cloud-based software solutions, including Computer-Aided Dispatch, Records Management Systems, Mobile Data & Field Reporting, Mapping & GIS, Jail Management Systems, Fire, Data Sharing, Personnel & Resources, and Analytics & Intelligence-Led Policing. For more information about Spillman, visit

New sales:       


Abilene Fire Department, Texas

Abilene Police Department, Texas

Bar Harbor Police Department, Maine

Bucksport Public Safety, Maine

Columbia City Police Department, Ind.

Farmland Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Losantville Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Lynn Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Modoc Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Parker City Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Pennville Police Department, Ind.

Ridgeville Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Saratoga-Ward Fire Territory, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Southwest Harbor Police Department, Maine

St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, La.

Stafford Township Police Department, N.J.

Union City Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

White River Township Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Winchester Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)



Anthony Police Department, N.M.

Azusa Pacific University, Calif.

Central Intel Services, LLC, Wis.

Edison Ohio Community College, Ohio

Legoland, Calif.

Logan Police Department, N.M.

Lonoke Police Department, Ark.

Pike County Sheriff’s Department, Ky.

Quay County Sheriff’s Department, N.M.

Shoshone City Police Department, Idaho

Tucumcari Police Department, N.M.

University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas

Vinton Police Department, La.


Flex add-on sales highlights:

Bar Harbor Police Department, Maine

Bucksport Public Safety, Maine

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, Texas

Kewaunee County Sheriff, Wis.

MACC E9-1-1, Wash.

Maricopa Police Department, Ariz.

Navajo County Sheriff’s Office, Ariz.

Oconto County Sheriff, Wis.

Riverdale Police Department, Ga.

Rock County Sheriff’s Department, Wis.

Rockdale County E9-1-1, Ga.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff, Ariz.

Southwest Harbor Police Department, Maine

Sturgeon Bay Police Department, Wis.


New sales not previously announced:


Benton County Sheriff’s Department, Ind.

Bluffton Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Brownstone Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Carr Township Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Constable Precinct 3, Texas

Driftwood Township Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Grassy Fork Township Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Hamilton Township Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Jackson-Washington Township Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Liberty Center Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Main Dept. of Health and Human Services, Division of Audit, Maine

Ossian Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Owen-Salt Creek Township Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Pershing Township Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Posey County Sheriff’s Department, Ind.

Redding Township Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)

Seymour Fire Department, Ind. (Rapid Notification only)



Elite Task Force, N.J.

Pacific Northwest Security and Investigations, Wash.

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