Speech Recognition in Law Enforcement

Speech Recognition in Law Enforcement

Police personnel from beat cops all the way to the elites of the law enforcement sector, are amongst the most significant members of the communities that they defend and protect’ from crime and other harm. This is due to the fact that they are directly responsible for the overall safety as well as security of the various people who live in the areas that fall in their jurisdiction.

But nevertheless, this is only one part of the picture since police work does not only include late night raids in the dens of vice and crime, but also all the proper documentation and paper work of the different crimes along with other ancillary issues that form part and parcel of their daily routine. After all, a cop cannot arrest someone without a just cause, and for that, there are reams of paperwork required to make the arrest truly legitimate. However, all the hours upon tedious hours of painstakingly documenting each and every aspect of police work means that they spend more time in the office doing paper work rather than being out on the streets doing what they are supposed to do, that is, stopping crime and making the streets a whole lot safer.

Apart from that, overworked cops can make mistakes while preparing reports and these reports are directly responsible for the direction of the case in the court of law. Often an inadvertent error in law enforcement transcription can lead to acquittal of even a dangerous criminal. This means that low conviction rates can potentially occur and criminals end up back on the streets instead of being where they belong, that is, behind bars.

This is where voice recognition technology comes into the picture. Before the event of VR devices and their widespread adaptation, many police and county sheriff departments required their staff members and officers to laboriously transcribe the files themselves either on word processors or handwritten files that were handed over to typists so that they could be effectively digitalized. This meant a further burden on man hours for all personnel involved, along with an increased propensity of transcription errors, per se.

However, that was then and this is now and thanks to cutting edge VR (voice recognition) technology, officers fresh from the scene simply record their reports on a speech recognition device that transcribes it into written speech. The officer goes though and rectifies the errors on their word processor and gets finished with the report, once and for all. Speech recognition in law enforcement has helped to streamline the process.

This radical technology has gone a long way in streamlining the work of various police departments all over the world and has thereby ensured quick justice for all concerned.