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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 


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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.

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  • 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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IACP 2018: Axon Annouces Streaming Video Body Cam and New TASER

October 07, 2018  | 

Axon has announced its seventh generation TASER conducted energy weapon (CEW), TASER 7, and its first connected body camera, Axon Body 3 with LTE from both AT&T FirstNet and Verizon. Axon also announced that it is offering Axon Records, a records management system (RMS), free for five years to any agency that purchases the TASER 7 bundled with the Axon Body 3 on the Officer Safety Plan through 2019.

The TASER 7 features dramatically improved effectiveness, including adaptive cross connect and improved spiral probe design, and is fully integrated with, Axon's digital data management solution, Axon says. The Axon Body 3 features real-time situational awareness with live streaming, gunshot detection and rapid wireless evidence offload.

“We're extremely proud of our latest innovations,” says Rick Smith, CEO and founder of Axon. “The real power of these devices is realized when they are utilized as a part of the broader Axon network. This marks a pivotal moment for the future of public safety and puts us on the path to achieving our mission of making the bullet obsolete.”



Axon says the TASER 7 CEW is the most effective TASER weapon yet, with services that are completely integrated into Axon Evidence, providing a truly connected system. These capabilities include wireless device management, self-reporting and general visibility into the health of the weapon, or a full fleet of weapons. The TASER 7 also provides enhanced reliability by offering optimized close-quarter and stand-off cartridges, the company says.

Axon says other TASER 7 features will allow officers to:

* De-escalate with confidence: Officers will have the confidence to de-escalate dangerous situations with the most effective CEW ever.

New Rapid Arc technology outperforms all previous CEWs with a refined pulse output designed to be safe and more effective.

Spiral darts fly straighter and faster towards a daylight green laser with nearly double the kinetic energy to compress loose and hanging clothing.

* Connect to save time: Rechargeable batteries and inventory management automation will tap the power of the Axon network and improve workflows, including the same “dock and walk” process currently used for Axon body cameras, so officers can spend more time policing.

* Focus on communities: Axon Academy, a network of online and in-person training for law enforcement, delivers a smarter TASER training program with a shift toward reality-based training to help strengthen a police officer's power to de-escalate.

The TASER 7 is available for purchase today in the US, Australia and New Zealand and will ship in the fourth quarter of 2018. TASER 7 is available as a $60 per month subscription that includes the TASER weapon, docks, batteries and cartridges, integration with Axon Evidence, full user training and certification. The new certification training is available now to all customers in the US and will roll out to international markets in 2019.

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Axon Body 3

Axon says the Axon Body 3 is the next generation body-worn camera designed to improve officer safety with real-time situational awareness. Axon's previously announced partnerships with FirstNet, built with AT&T, and Verizon's CORE connectivity ensure the highest quality wireless coverage for Axon's customers when using this LTE-connected device.

The company says the Axon Body 3 features will allow officers to:

* React to active intelligence: Officers can join forces with the real-time power of FirstNet and Verizon's dedicated wireless networks to preview and upload critical evidence wirelessly without waiting to dock. Axon Body 3 features gunshot detection, with automatic alerts to command staff and live streaming from the field to help improve officer safety.

* Capture the truth: Officers can capture the truth in every situation with improved low-light capture, image clarity and audio technology.

* Focus on communities: Officers can focus more on serving the community because the camera contains all the necessary hardware to transform into a personal assistant, with upcoming features such as transcription and license scanning into Axon Records, thereby reducing officer time spent on documentation. These features can be enabled with a software update, allowing the Axon Body 3 to become more capable over time.

Axon will begin testing the camera with select partner agencies in early 2019. It is expected to ship to US customers in the summer of 2019 and will be available to international markets in the second half of 2019. Pricing for the Axon Body 3 starts at $699. To learn more about Axon Body 3, visit


Axon Records

Axon Records is a revolutionary RMS that removes administrative burdens from officers so they can spend more time in the field, serving their community, the company says. Axon built its RMS system from the ground up working directly alongside agencies for guidance and feedback on how to make it the most efficient system possible for law enforcement.

The company says the features of Axon Records will allow officers to:

* Join forces: Policing is now team-centric. From violent crime to the opioid epidemic, officers need to work together to solve the major issues in their communities. Workflow reports allow for instant collaboration within an agency and uses Axon Evidence to bridge the gap between agencies and prosecutors.

* Accelerate justice: With video evidence being at the heart of the record, law enforcement is able to get to the truth faster. Officers can quickly explore associated evidence in one integrated system, giving detectives and officers access to new insights and actionable facts.

* Focus on communities: Connecting Axon Records with Axon Body 3 will unlock new features such as automated report transcription. This will remove the administrative burden from officers so they can spend more time serving their community.

Axon Records will be offered free for five years to agencies purchasing TASER 7 and Axon Body 3 on the Officer Safety Plan until the end of 2019. For more information, visit

These new products will be showcased at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Orlando, Fla., at Axon's booth number 1839.

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