The future of police report writing

Artificial intelligence is changing the way police write reports


This article is part of a series, Report Writing for a New Generation: Merging Technology with Traditional Techniques, which covers general police report writing skills along with plain English instruction, professional and technical writing best practices, and how technology is changing the way officers write.

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Technology is changing every facet of policing. Police vehicles are outfitted with cameras, voice controls and advanced computers. Real-Time Crime Centers (RTCC) use license plate readers and mobile cameras to gather real-time intel. And police clothing uses biometric designs to provide the most protection while minimizing discomfort.

Police report writing, however, remained mostly unchanged until now.

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