POLICE Magazine

FEB 2019

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42 P O L I C E F E B R UA R Y 2 019 E very day, officers face challenges when it comes to completing routine tasks like incident reports and other paperwork. Heav y documentation can become a burden and impact everything from community presence to officer productivity, compliance, and even safety. Dragon Law Enforcement, our speech recognition technology, lets you complete incident reports in a faster, safer, and more accurate way—all by voice. It also helps you get back to what matters most, protecting and serving your communities. THE PROBLEM Law enforcement professionals face unique documentation demands. While incident reporting is vital to police work and helps move investigations and cases along, it is time-consuming. According to a recent national survey of police departments conducted by Nuance, nearly 40% of officers say they can spend as much as three to four hours a day on incident reporting and other paperwork. is means just about half of their day can be spent on docu- mentation alone. And the hours spent on paperwork can take substantial time away from other high-value tasks like being visible in the communities offi- cers serve. However daunting, incident report- ing is a critical part of the job and an in- complete or inaccurate report can affect criminal convictions, or worse, those that are not delivered in time can mean suspects go free. Unfortunately, many of today's current police reporting sys- PHOTO: NUANCE/DR AGON L AW ENFORCEMENT MAKE REPORTING FASTER AND MORE ACCURATE MY TECHNOLOGY CAN... NUANCE'S DRAGON LAW ENFORCEMENT SPEECH RECOGNITION LETS OFFICERS COMPLETE REPORTS AND OTHER WRITING TASKS THREE TIMES FASTER—ALL BY VOICE H MARK GEREMIA POLICE TECH Dragon's speech-powered technology lets officers dictate their reports in real time instead of manually typing them.

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