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Take Action Now: HERE'S HOW LEO Technologies and the National Sheriffs' Association SUPPORT COVID-19 RESPONSE

Physical and Mental Health are the priority in correctional facilities across the county.

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COVID-19 Related Calls

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a unique threat to our nation’s correctional facilities. “The threat level is at 10 now,” says LEO Technologies’ CEO Scott Kernan, former Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  

“Inmates and staff are at a high level of risk. We also have to face the fact of an increased potential for lawsuits.”

In March 2020, LEO Technologies noted that 10% of calls in facilities using Verus were related to the pandemic. In response, LEO Technologies was proud to support the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) as they launched the COVID-19 Industry Action Group in April 2020 to organize private and nonprofit sectors to assist law enforcement and first responders in need of PPE.

“NSA is committed to providing solutions that support the health and safety of our deputies and inmates during this crisis,” noted Jonathon Thompson, NSA’s CEO and executive director. “Verus is an immediately available resource that can be implemented in inmate phone systems right now.”

Built on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform, Verus uses Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to transcribe and analyze inmate calls. “No other tool readily available on the market injests, processes, transcribes and analyzes the volume of inmate calls as Verus,” Ryan Reynolds of AWS noted.

“We deployed Verus by LEO Technologies in August 2020, and it is one of the best force multipliers for my agency in its pursuit to make our communities safer and our agency responsive. Through this technology, we are working in near realtime with all of our stakeholders at every level of government and are impacting issues facing Houston and communities throughout our state” stated Chief Art Acevedo, Houston Police Department, Texas.

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