California Police Chief- Fall 2013 - Page 18


How digital evidence management is changing the way police officers gather , store and share information
By Eric Ruddy , Sponsored by Motorola Solutions
Capturing , managing and storing digital evidence are critical components of law enforcement operations today . But while technology has introduced countless new systems and processes designed to help speed up these critical tasks , some solutions have proven to do otherwise . They are daunting , costly and complicated to operate — just how is that helping police officers do their jobs better ?
For more than a decade , law enforcement units across Canada have been testing , instituting and embracing bodyworn camera technology . We now know with absolute certainty that video holds great promise for enhancing transparency , promoting accountability and advancing public safety . As video evidence proliferates , police departments are looking for smarter ways to streamline the process while controlling the costs . No one wants to be strapped with multiple devices or generating more data and more work to manage on the back end . What ’ s needed is a holistic end-to-end solution that can contain the expense of evidence management , enhance the safety and efficiency of officers , and improve interactions with the public . Motorola ’ s Digital Evidence Management Solution was developed with all that in mind . Comprised of the Si Series Video Speaker Microphone and CommandCentral Vault Digital Evidence Management Software , this technology provides a unified , simplified , smart approach to capturing , storing , managing and sharing multimedia content for greater public transparency and accountability .
The Si Series of body-worn cameras helps officers in the field gather information and collect evidence using one smart , rugged device . Unlike other body-worn cameras , the Si Series combines voice communications , real-time video , still images , voice recording and emergency alerting , all in one simple , handy tool .
CommandCentral Vault allows law enforcement agencies to manage their content safely and simply . Compliant to the Criminal Justice Information Services Security ( CJIS ) Policy , it provides capacity that scales to account for increasing amounts of retained content acquired overtime . Time spent managing files is also reduced by integrating records management system data with CommandCentral Vault content for quicker searching .
The expectation today is that information is instantly available , highly relevant and easily consumed . Whether it ’ s a weather alert being sent to officers at a sporting event , or an alert about a warrant as they run a license plate at a traffic stop , communication needs to be seamless and nonstop . That ’ s why many agencies are turning to The Cloud . With Motorola ’ s cloud-based CommandCentral platform , users can simplify the deployment of smart public safety data applications that responders need to perform their best . Cloud deployments lower capital and operating expenses while expediting the speed of new technology adoption . More importantly , by being CJIS compliant , they maintain the most thorough security policies , processes and procedures to ensure your operations stay protected .
Cloud deployments reduce the operational impact of faults and outages , freeing staff members to focus on strategic initiatives instead of time-consuming tactical efforts , in turn driving greater value for responder and community safety .
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