Automated Body Camera Review Platform allows police to optimize officer training
CHICAGO — Truleothe leading provider of automated body camera review and analytics technology for law enforcement, today announced that the Anaheim (CA) Police Department has signed on to use the company’s body camera data analytics platform.
Truleo processes body camera videos for departments across the country to help automate surveillance, facilitate coaching and promote police professionalism. The technology automatically records critical incidents such as use of force, pursuits, searches and non-compliance incidents and screens for both professional and unprofessional officer language so supervisors can then praise or review officer behavior.
Numerous law enforcement agencies around the country transcribe their body camera videos, but do not distinguish officer language from civilian language, greatly limiting any intelligence gathered, such as the ability to provide officer coaching for critical incidents. Raw transcription also creates the administrative burden of having to sort through false positives trying to decipher what was said by the officer instead of the civilian. In addition, many departments are now tasked with redacting all personally identifiable civilian data (PII) that was transcribed and implementing storage safeguards. Truleo eliminates this burden through a set of features referred to as Responsible Transcription™ that ensures civilian privacy by using multiple layers of protection, such as automatic redaction of any civilian PII and filtering out civilian speech entirely.
Anaheim Police Department sergeants currently conduct random body camera reviews every month for the city of 350,000, but Truleo’s body camera analytics platform will convert 100% of all videos into searchable insights designed to provide a more comprehensive review that can facilitate coaching. This “precision audit” is designed to save the sergeant’s time and create a more efficient performance appraisal process. The department plans to have an academic study done to measure the impact of body camera analytics on the performance of their officers.
“The vast majority of police interactions are positive, and we can highlight that to help a department celebrate these officers,” said Anthony Tassone, CEO of Truleo. “I have great respect for Anaheim Chief Cisneros, who is an innovative leader committed to leveraging technology for his community and department to create better outcomes for all.”
“We have invested a lot of money in body cameras to improve accountability, and Truleo is helping us earn a higher return on that investment for our community,” said Jorge Cisneros, police chief of the Anaheim Police Department. “Truleo’s ability to separate speakers and recognize critical events and insights enables us to both protect civilian privacy while facilitating officer coaching to ensure we maintain high levels of professionalism.”
Truleo analyzes police body camera videos using artificial intelligence to help promote police professionalism. Truleo partnered with FBI National Academy alumni to build models that detect critical incidents and deconstruct officer language into professionalism metrics to help agencies promote best practices, train new officers and reduce risk. To learn more about Truleo’s mission to improve trust in police with body camera analytics, visit Truleo.com.