Application - Solution Overview + Alignment

Solution Name


One-line solution summary:

Voice to text transcription/analytics service for law enforcement communications, working to improve visibility/awareness of police activity

What specific problem are you solving?

Currently, real time and near real time police communications data can be hard to access and analyze for average people. Formal disclosure of police communications data is subject to delay, short availability windows, significant omissions, may require a processing fee, and is not machine readable. Those who do not have the knowledge, technology, time or ability to decode police radio are reliant on witnesses to police activity or the self reporting of police. Such reporting is selective and may be subject to biases. 

In addition to concerned/interested community members, researchers and police departments will benefit greatly from both processed and raw data sets derived from radio transcripts. Captured in entirety, analyzed and made accessible in near real time, our solution eliminates both omissions and wait times.

This automated transcription solution lowers the barriers to accessing and consuming police communications. No special qualifications, hardware, or prohibitive amounts of time/money are required. Average people will be empowered to know what is going on in their neighborhoods even if the media/police choose not to report. Researchers will have more primary data and police departments will have the option to obtain more convenient access to incident response data for training and development purposes.

Pitch your solution.

Our solution is a voice to text transcription technology which automatically transcribes the content of police radio transmissions. The technology then classifies, filters and flags the data for publication. Archives are developed and classified by date, time, and content type using proprietary machine learning algorithms. Paying customers are provided with an added level of access to search/analyze the data and generate custom reports. This solution therefore reduces the barriers to police communications data by centralizing the data, decreasing wait times, interpreting/analyzing the content, increasing access opportunities/readability, and eliminating retention period limitations.

Market research has confirmed interest among at least 3 customer types:

  • General community members, benefiting by better access to information regarding police activity 

  • Researchers (including attorneys, journalists, academics) benefitting through archive access/reporting will gain a better understanding of specific trends in police activity 

  • Police departments benefitting through archive access/reporting for professional accountability, training, and incident review

Explain why you selected this stage of development for your solution.

We've selected “prototype” because we have a solution which is currently being tested for further development. Our research has indicated there is value in the concept and we have put many hours into developing our proprietary transcription model. With further funding, we will be able to train that transcription model on real world data, deploying it to help millions of people.   

Our solution's stage of development:

Prototype: A venture or organization building and testing its product, service, or business model

Where are you based?

Seattle, WA, USA

Solution Team

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