doublearrow  Who and Where?

Fact: All law enforcement agencies issue citations, and there are multiple methods of doing so – but some are more efficient and cost-effective than others.

check mark   Is your agency large? Small? Somewhere in between?

check mark   Are you located in an urban area? Suburban? Rural?

check mark   Does your department have limited resources?

check mark   Are you using manual processes?

No matter how you responded, e-ticketing contributes greatly to the accuracy and productivity in departments of all types.

doublearrowWhen and Why?


Here is one instance where the data says it all.


Traffic stops accounted for over half of law enforcement officer deaths in the line of duty between 2000 and 2009 and 42% of these deaths were a result of the officer being hit while on the roadside1. Even more alarming? According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website, traffic-related law enforcement officer fatalities are up 35% in 2015 as compared to 20142.

With the fast, efficient turn-around e-Citations provide, officers are off the curb quicker and back on patrol, keeping the community safe. eCitations are completed in a fraction of the time it takes to handwrite a citation.

ecitation time

Learn More: ‘The Hidden Benefits of eCitation’ [Infographic].

Efficiency + Accuracy = Return on Investment (ROI)

Electronic input of driver information eliminates illegibility errors. Clerks no longer have to try to decipher handwritten citations and manually enter the data into the computer system. The result is fewer dismissed tickets due to illegibility and a more efficient process.

Click ‘5 Reasons to Use eCitations’ for more information.

how ecitation works

doublearrowWhat equipment is needed?

e-Ticketing Software

There is a wide variety of e-ticketing software available. Some agencies may have access to state-sponsored programs, such as TraCS, while other agencies may need to contract, with an independent software vendor.

4910LRDriver’s License Reader

From ergonomics, to storage, to scanning capability, a DL reader (barcode scanner) must be reliable and easy to use.

The rugged 4910LR DL Reader:

  • Scans a license instantly in all lighting conditions
  • Can image capture signatures, gray-scale images, fingerprints, and sketches

Officers prefer its’ radio-mic form-factor that can be safely stowed in the vehicle when not in use.

Watch a [Video]: Learn more about an Officer’s perspective on the 4910LR

Brother PocketJet 6Mobile Computers, Printers, and Vehicle Mounts

Rugged handheld mobile computers or vehicle-mounted computers, and durable mobile printers work best for in-patrol vehicle applications. All e-ticketing equipment must be properly installed and stowed safely and securely.

Interested in learning more about in-vehicle eCitation solutions?
Click to view the eCitation Patrol Vehicle Equipment page. 

Learn more in our [Whitepaper]: Electronic Ticketing: Who, What, When, Where, Why & How

*1Preventing Traffic-Related Line-of-Duty Deaths,” (August 4, 2015)

*2 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, (August 13, 2015)

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