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.
Is your agency large? Small? Somewhere in between?
Are you located in an urban area? Suburban? Rural?
Does your department have limited resources?
Are you using manual processes?
No matter how you responded, e-ticketing contributes greatly to the accuracy and productivity in departments of all types.
When 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.
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.
What equipment is needed?
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.
Driver’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.
Mobile 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.
*1 “Preventing Traffic-Related Line-of-Duty Deaths,” (August 4, 2015)
*2 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, (August 13, 2015)
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