6 Best Practices to Put into Practice in Recording Your Next Interrogation

While the merits of using an electronic audio and video recording system for your interrogations are many, the use of the system on its own is no panacea for investigators. You need to know your system and how to best harness its advantages to deliver the results you need. iRecord makes this simple and easy with its simple one-touch digital video and audio recording system. Learn a few ways you can immediately translate equipment best practices to your cases today!

When it comes to technology and its evolution over the last two decades, one scene that has seen some significant changes as has been the interview room—specifically for police departments and other law enforcement agencies.

The Momentum Has Grown…a LOT!

Then just a couple months ago, the Federal government changed its position on Federal agencies using digital audio and video equipment. Now even more professionals are using electronic audio and video recording systems. And that’s not all, the momentum in the field continues to grow as increasingly larger numbers of professionals recognize the value of recording interviews and the implications on false confessions.

Bring the Best Practices to Your Case Work

That being said, there is a lot of conversation about which recording system your department or agency should switch to, or adopt. How can you know which equipment is best going to serve your needs? What you need to do is ensure that you’re bringing best practices to your case work that will increase efficiency of workflow without impeding accuracy or the quality of your work.

6 Signs to Look for in a Recording System:

  1. Storage: CD/DVD storage media to eliminate difficulties associated with storing cassette or VHS tapes over long periods of time.
  2. Independence: No extensive IT support required to implement.
  3. Network: Use of CD/DVD or network storage so don’t have to worry about lost interviews any longer.
  4. Accessibility: Immediate access to video/audio to eliminate the need for rewinding or fast-forwarding tapes!
  5. Note Taking: Features enabling notes taken individually to be private to each recording.
  6. Navigation: Navigation features that allow the user to find specific sections of an interview by searching for specific words or information in individual recordings

If your system enables your department to do all of the these, you are in a great place! If not, let iRecord help you get there today.

Contact us for a free consultation or product demo to learn all that your recording system should do for you!


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