The demand for law enforcement transcriptionists is rapidly growing. Performing this kind of crime scene transcription is, however, more than just being able to type fast or without typos. Fortunately, there is a training program called Non-Medical Transcription that can get you off and running on this great career path.
You can complete transcription training that includes law enforcement transcription training in as little as 10 weeks and pursue a career as a crime scene transcriptionist, an insurance transcriptionist, general business transcriptionist or even find your own niche transcription business as a freelancer.
Law enforcement transcription is no different than any other type of professional transcription service. After receiving the digital video or audio file, the transcriber carefully listens to the material and transcribes it verbatim to a written format. Once the transcript is finished, it is reviewed and proofread by one or more persons to ensure complete accuracy. When the transcript is finished, it is returned to the client in the desired digital or hard copy format.
Confidentiality is the number one concern when it comes to important police transcripts. Privacy and security is critcal in a career as a crime scene transcriptionist in the law enforcement field.
The law enforcement reports are vital as part of judicial evidence. These reports may be correspondence, interviews of witnesses/victims/suspects, interrogations, telephone interviews, field dictation, IRS audits, private investigations, undercover recordings, security tapes, wire-taps/body bugs, surveillance reports, PACE (Police and criminal evidence) interviews, police reports, police scene recordings, recorded statements, traffic accident reports, fire reports, crime scene investigations, jail phone calls, and much more. Accuracy in transcribing these reports is essential to ensure that the report is accepted as evidence.
Today, police cruisers now offer law enforcement professionals the ability to verbally dictate and record traffic accidents or violations as they occur or immediately thereafter. Officers in the field can carry hand held digital recording devices for similar purposes. This gives the police officer the ability to record his or her thoughts onsite, without the need for recall later.
This has made law enforcement transcription much easier and has increased the need for transcribers in this field. There’s never been a better time to be a work-at-home transcriptionist!
Online career classes for the Non-Medical Transcription program at Mildred Elley include instruction in typing verbatim conversations, the proper use of equipment as well as instruction in terminology, formatting, grammar and punctuation, improper English, including slang, and the importance of confidentiality. This online transcription program can take as little as 10 weeks.
If you feel you’d enjoy working as a Non-Medical transcriptionist and would like to learn more about the different fields that our online non-medical transcription certificate program covers, contact one of our admission representatives at (888) 207-1637. Interested in learning more about other online career classes? Discover Mildred Elley's Online Career College for online career training at home.