Police Departments and Sheriff's Units are concerned about the loss of their officer's field time due to the time their officer's spend at the precinct typing their daily reports. With ever tightening budgets, they are looking for a solution that will keep officers in the field longer without the need to hire new officers or pay overtime.
Physicians have used dictation for decades to speak their notes more than 3 times faster than self-keyboarding. This same affordable technology enables officers to remain in the field longer. Instead of an officer spending an hour or more per shift at the precinct self-typing reports, they can now spend just a few minutes using their cell phone to dictate their reports while staying on patrol.
By dictating reports via cell phone as each incident is handled, the officer imparts greater detail into each report (before their memory gets a chance to fade), they stay on patrol longer without the need to return to the precinct to type their reports, critical information gets put into action without delay, and office staff or a transcription service turns their called-in dictations into typed reports.
The solution to the problem of officer inefficiency caused by self-typing of their reports is by using a dictation product like the DigiTel Call-In Dictation System for the officers to call-in their reports. By dictating, the officer regains more field time; office staff or a transcription service performs the report creation quickly and inexpensively; and the department gains increased personnel productivity. To implement this solution, the dictation system is simply connected to an office pc and a phone line.