Police Radio Communications

Transcription Services

Radio communication is vital and indispensable for law enforcement agencies. Radios are one of the most important tools – police officers have used for coordinating field activities, summoning rapid responses, relaying vital information, and broadcasting alarms and safety calls daily. It’s no exaggeration that there have been instances wherein a single radio call had meant the difference between life and death.

That’s why keeping track of radio communications is important, even from a clerical perspective. And it will take serious manpower to transcribe, proofread, digitize, and file the hundreds of hours of radio recordings that any police department builds up over time. Our boys in blue have enough paperwork on their desks, so why put additional strain on them when you can hire a reliable and accurate transcription company with a spotless reputation for law enforcement transcription?

Why outsource to law enforcement transcription experts?

Efficiency is the name of the game, and you don’t need to hire, vet, and train in-house transcriptionists to handle radio communications and any other type of police recordings. Aside from the onboarding costs, your agency must provide the new employees with sick days and vacation leave, meaning more resources and effort spent on something you could easily outsource. 

Ditto Transcripts has been in the business for 14+ years, providing reliable transcription services to all manner of agencies, from federal agencies and sheriff’s offices to your local police department. We offer accurate law enforcement transcription services at affordable prices and quick turnaround times.

Nothing beats the human touch

Sure, A.I. and other automated transcription technology are widely available, but using them presents a set of challenges that, frankly, aren’t worth the headache. Automated transcription doesn’t have what it takes to create accurate transcriptions from audio recordings taken in nonideal conditions. 

Radio communications transcriptions are particularly susceptible to errors, especially when dealing with files with a lot of background noise, overlapping voices due to the number of speakers, and unstable audio quality. This could lead to inaccurate transcripts that need to be heavily edited by your staff, causing increased delays and unnecessary costs.  

Here at Ditto, we pride ourselves on only hiring U.S.-based human transcription experts with years of experience. We put our client’s transcription needs above everything else, ensuring intelligent verbatim and accurate transcripts, all done in a timely manner. Our law enforcement transcriptionists are trained to handle multimedia transcription, 911 calls, single-person narratives, bodycam footage, files with multiple speakers, or even files that others have found “difficult to transcribe.” 

Give us your files, and we’ll get you your transcripts back to you in no time. No fuss, no muss. 

Ditto Transcripts offers 99% accuracy with fast turnaround times and assured confidentiality for law enforcement transcription services

You can’t go wrong with Ditto Transcripts as your transcription partner. Allow us to be part of your team, and we’ll make sure your workflow goes as smoothly as possible. Our transcriptionists and editors make sure that your transcripts are as error-free as possible — with 99% accuracy all the time. 

Your completed transcripts can be uploaded to our secure servers within 24 hours, depending on your turnaround time requirements. Turnaround times can vary for different types of law enforcement transcriptions. Twenty-four to forty-eight hours is the norm for a police transcription assignment of average length. However, it is not uncommon for bulk transcriptions or larger files to take anywhere from one to two weeks. Once your transcripts are ready, they can be accessed by your detectives, patrolmen, records staff, and any other law enforcement personnel who would need access to your completed files through our secure online portal.

U.S.-based, CJIS-compliant law enforcement and police transcription services — all at an affordable price

We take confidentiality seriously. Ditto Transcripts is CJIS-compliant, specializing in law enforcement and legal transcription services. Our trained team of US-based professional transcriptionists provides the best law enforcement transcription services with fast turnaround times. Each transcript from audio and video files is extensively reviewed and proofread to ensure accurate transcription of radio communications and anything else you may need to be transcribed. Every file we receive is treated as highly confidential and protected by our stringent security protocols. Our servers and data centers have security features, including:

  • Detailed Reporting and Tracking Features
  • Individually Defined User Access Levels
  • Individual User Names, Passwords, and PINs (immediate deactivation upon request)
  • Scaled Network Redundancy
  • Dedicated Data Centers
  • SSL 256-bit Secure Encryption

All our transcriptionists are U.S.-based, so you’ll never have to worry about getting your transcripts certified for court proceedings.

For law enforcement agencies, Ditto Transcripts delivers:

  • 99% accuracy for all transcription services – guaranteed
  • 100% on time with electronic file delivery in 24 hours or less, if needed
  • 50% more affordable than standard internal hourly rates
  • Capable of transcribing footage taken from bodycams
  • Customized, print-ready format for your DA and certified for court use
  • Highly trained U.S.-based transcriptionists are CJIS-compliant and have clear criminal backgrounds
  • Spanish translation and transcription services
  • Upfront and transparent per-minute pricing for transcribed audio and video files
  • Unprecedented customer service levels
  • Toll-free telephone dictation, telephone support, and a free iPhone app
  • Unlimited customer support services
  • No long-term contract required (pay-as-you-go options)

From police reports to department meetings, we do it all. We offer verbatim transcription services for the following:

  • Witness statements
  • Recorded statements
  • Police interviews
  • Accident reports
  • Patrol reports
  • Dispatch calls
  • Surveillance footage
  • Disciplinary hearings
  • Tribunal hearings
  • Memorandum meetings
  • Summary reports (audio, video, or written format)
  • Conference calls
  • Department meetings
  • Jail calls
  • Video or audio transcriptions for private investigators
  • And more.

We provide transcription services for the following:

  • Police Departments (Loveland PD, Colorado Springs PD, Indianapolis PD)
  • Sheriff’s Offices (Jefferson, Monroe, El Paso, and Washington County)
  • Federal Agencies (FBI, DEA, National Parks)
  • State Patrol and Police (Washington State Patrol, Colorado State Patrol, and the Arkansas State Police.
  • Private Security Firms
  • Detective Agencies across the US
  • Forensic Labs

Want to get added to our client success stories? 

Outsource law enforcement transcription services to Ditto and find out why we’re one of the industry’s most reliable transcription service providers — at no cost to you or your agency. Take advantage of our free trial or get in touch with us at (720) 287-3710 to learn more about our services.

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