With SceneDoc, front-line officers can collect notes, issue citations and complete reports (FBR) using standard off-the-shelf smartphones & tablets. Benefits include clearer, faster & richer information, improved safety of officers in the field, and higher levels of visibility for command. SceneDoc is FirstNet Ready.
- Work freely
- Store easily
- Find what you need
- Share securely
- Reduce administration
- Built for Android & iOS
- React JS
- Node JS
- Mongo DB
- Dart (Flutter)
Today’s paper-based notebooks
The notebook is a fundamental component of Canadian police work. Notes serve to refresh memory, justify decisions made and actions taken, record evidence, and support prosecutions. Today, Canadian agencies rely almost exclusively on pen and paper documentation to record their activity.
Disadvantages of paper and pen
While paper-based documentation is common across the country, so too are the frustrations stemming from this manual process:
- Legibility due to bad handwriting
- Absence of photos, video, and other multimedia
- Photocopying notes as a means to share
- Combing through old notebooks
- Duplication of data entry
- Physical storage constraints
- Frustration at reliance on dated processes
It is time for the digital tools available today to assist in this process, equip officers and agencies with richer documentation, develop more efficient workflows, and ultimately empower them to keep up in today’s digital society.
Advantages of going digital
Faster, richer, and more secure digital notes benefit both the front line and the command staff.
|Written text only||Text and multimedia|
|Inconsistent entry||Structured entry|
|Handwriting legibility||Digital entry methods|
|Cumbersome||Efficient entry methods|
|Time spent searching||Fully searchable|
|Photocopying||No photocopying required|
|Transposition duplication||No duplication required|
|Physical storage||Secure cloud storage|
How to move from paper to digital
Together with an agency, we document, map, and validate our understanding of the officers’ procedural requirements. The goal is not to change what the officer will be collecting, but to deliver convenience and structure to the process by inserting digital efficiencies where possible.
Common operational standards that benefit from digitization include notetaking, provincial offence notices (PON) or summonses, domestic violence, driving impaired, missing persons, fare infraction notices, field interviews, and more.
Define your own best practices
It is time for the digital tools that are available today to assist your agency. Equip your front line with a richer documentation tool, structured collection practices, and ultimately eliminate the tedious administrative processes currently weighing your agency down each and every day.
Developed mobile application for Android platform. Deployed on Play Store.