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The latest version of a documentation and report system for law enforcement professionals was unveiled recently. Dragon Law Enforcement by Nuance Communications is a professional productivity solution designed specifically for law enforcement professionals. The system brings highly customized dictation and documentation capabilities to police officers, sergeants, detectives, and other command and support staff – at the station and while on patrol.

Accurate, timely and detailed documentation is extremely important to law enforcement and criminal justice proceedings – typically required within hours of an incident.  However, this time-consuming documentation process often impacts timely report filing, limits officer visibility in the community, and, more importantly, can compromise situational awareness when officers are “heads down” reporting or looking up license plate information.

According to, Dragon Law Enforcement addresses these needs. With its advanced speech recognition and robust voice command capabilities, law enforcement professionals can create detailed and accurate documentation of incidents – all in real-time by voice, speed data entry into records management systems (RMS), and keep their eyes on their surroundings by minimizing the use of the mobile data terminal (MDT) keyboard while stationary in patrol cars.

The development has been updated to include a next-generation speech engine leveraging Nuance Deep Learning technology, so it delivers high-recognition accuracy with the ability to learn and adapt to a variety of accents and environments; making it ideal for large workgroups and a variety of settings.  

Its customized language model has also been updated to support common words and phrases used by law enforcement such as car and truck makes and models. The vocabulary can also be additionally expanded to include custom or localized words and phrases specific to a department’s needs, such as particular names or terminology they use with a high degree of frequency. Dragon Law Enforcement’s powerful license plate lookup mode also enables officers to automatically switch from dictation to conducting common lookup tasks where they can use the NATO phonetic alphabet.

Dragon Law Enforcement is highly customizable. Using the Nuance Management Center (NMC), IT administrators can easily deploy and manage Dragon Law Enforcement, and set and store user settings such as custom words and custom commands that can be easily shared and deployed across the department for additional productivity gains.

In addition, PowerMic settings can also be stored and shared with the NMC. This high-quality, handheld microphone features programmable buttons and integrated mouse functionality. Officers can also switch dictation on and off using a thumb-controlled button, making it ideal for in-field reporting situations where they need to switch quickly between reporting and other duties.