Paperwork burden in policing
Heavy documentation demands create ripple effects for law enforcement. Increased reporting limits community visibility, can impact the accuracy and completeness of reports, creates burnout, or worse, can cause safety issues with officers' heads‑down in the patrol vehicle entering data into CAD/RMS systems.
Read the 2019 Role of Technology in Law Enforcement Paperwork report to learn more.
Police officers need smarter tools to help with incident reporting
A recent survey of law enforcement professionals from across the country uncovered that officers spend more than three or more hours per shift on incident reporting and other administrative work. The survey data also revealed that the administrative burden impacts report quality, community presence, and officer safety.
Say they spend three hours or more on reporting and other paperwork per shift
Say they are concerned that heavy reporting demands create officer burnout
Say heavy reporting demands cause them to spend too much time on admin work, and less time out in the field