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2017 CHIA Conference

Join us this week at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas for the California Homicide Investigators Association‘s annual conference.

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The mission of the California Homicide Investigators Association (CHIA) is to provide investigative support, training and networking opportunities to homicide investigators, prosecutors and death investigation professionals throughout the Western United States.

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Law Enforcement Tackles Language Barriers

Foreign LanguagesIn an increasingly multiethnic society, United States law enforcement agencies are faced with the challenge of providing services and communicating with citizens with varying degrees of proficiency in the English language. Federal Limited English Proficiency (LEP) laws require departments to develop a plan to minimize language barriers, so that officers and investigators can work effectively with diverse communities.

To assist departments with the growing necessity of translation, Net Transcripts provides confidential services for law enforcement agencies seeking a reliable resource for translation of investigations, interviews, jail calls and other foreign language recordings. Requests are processed with three service options, to fit department budgets and needs. The direct-to-English option provides a translation of the foreign language audio as a written English document, while the transcription option results in a document typed in the original language spoken in the recording. Transcription with translation is a double-column format option with the original language typed as spoken in the left column, and a translation in English mirrored in the right column. Net Transcripts can transcribe most foreign languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Korean, and a variety of other languages.

Foreign language transcription services are a valuable addition to Limited English Proficiency policies, as more departments seek to continuously improve services and overcome language challenges. Lack of preparation and poor communication in the past have compromised the safety of individuals with minimal English skills, illustrated by incidents when fleeing human trafficking victims were unintentionally returned to their traffickers by officers, or recent events involving the neglect of domestic violence reports filed in a foreign language.

To eliminate inefficiencies caused by language barriers, agencies are encouraged to establish a Language Access Plan to educate staff on the demographics of their community, and to carry resources such as translations of the Miranda warning or “I Speak” cards to help identify the language spoken by a Limited English Proficient individual. The New York City Police Department has published a comprehensive Language Access Plan in the past two years to address the needs of the city’s diverse public, including recognition of the top citywide LEP languages (Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Haitian Creole, Russian, and Italian) and policies for training, translating, and obtaining language resources.

For officers responding to situations where language interpretation is needed for immediate communication, RTT Mobile offers a hands-free, portable solution to a live interpreter, called ELSA. Pushing a button on the ELSA device connects the user through a network operating center to a live speaker, who will assist in interpretation of foreign language conversations. ELSA also records conversations for replay, download and transcription.

With Net Transcripts, all translation and transcription is performed by expert translators and typists, and not translation software. The accuracy, attention to detail, and understanding of nuances provided by human translation is far beyond the capabilities of machine translation. Law enforcement agencies are cautioned not to rely on software for the important work of translating foreign language recordings. Learn more about how Net Transcripts can complement agency Language Access Plans with reliable translation and transcription.

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Net Transcripts and RTT Mobile Interpretation Announce Strategic Partnership

[Phoenix, AZ] — Net Transcripts, Inc., the nation’s leader and innovator of web based transcription and translation services specifically for the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice markets, today announced a strategic partnership with RTT Mobile Interpretation, provider of mobile, real-time language interpretation via live interpreters. Now, RTT Mobile Interpretation customers have the ability to receive full transcripts of all communications recorded. Net Transcripts, Inc. and RTT Mobile Interpretation will also participate in joint marketing, promotions and trade show opportunities. This integration provides RTT Mobile Interpretation customers a cost effective and efficient means of receiving transcription and translations services.

About Net Transcripts

Net Transcripts is the nation’s leading provider of secure Web-based Transcription and Translation services for Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice agencies – Specialists in fast, accurate, secure and confidential transcription of multi-speaker interviews, interrogations and single-speaker dictated report narratives for all types of Criminal and Internal Affairs investigations and Patrol. Currently serving hundreds of local, State and Federal agencies nationwide, Net Transcripts has an impressive list of references that have come to trust the proven investigative efficiencies, operational improvements and significant budgetary savings – all without any upfront investment or commitments of any kind.

More information is available at www.nettranscripts.com

About RTT Mobile Interpretation

RTT Mobile Interpretation is the leader and innovator of mobile, real-time language interpretation via live interpreters. ELSA is being used by police, fire, EMS, county and state offices, hospitals, clinics, hotels and schools. Founded in 2007, Real Time Translation, Inc., dba RTT Mobile Interpretation is a privately held company located in Minneapolis, MN.

For information about RTT is available online at www.rttmobile.com

Media Contacts

Gary Nudd, CEO
Net Transcripts, Inc.
(800) 942-4255

James Carlson
RTT Mobile Interpreting
(952) 479-6180
jcarlson@rttmobile.com

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