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How digital evidence management is changing the way police officers gather, store and share information

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 body-worn 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 solution provides a unified, simplified, smart approach to capturing, storing, managing and sharing multimedia content for greater public transparency and accountability.

Capturing evidence…

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 video and still image recording, voice communications and voice capture, emergency alerting, content viewing and radio integration into a single package.

Storing and managing…

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.

Sharing information…

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 non-stop. 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.

For more information on digital evidence management and why your agency should embrace this technology today, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/dems.

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