Dallas To Speed Up Ticketing
In order to decrease the time it takes to write citations, maintain better records, improve officer safety and efficiency, and reduce data entry errors, the Dallas, Texas, Police Department recently purchased 15 PocketCitation devices.
The $62,000 purchase was approved by the City Council and comes from the city’s court technology fund.
In Burleson, Texas, officers using a PocketCitation are able to produce tickets containing three violations in about 2.5 minutes.
The device, which looks similar to a personal digital assistant, works by allowing officers to swipe a driver’s license magnetic strip, download driver information, type in specifics of the location and type of violation, hand drivers a written copy, and send citations to both the court system and police database for storage. The device also checks the driver’s information for warrants and other useful information.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from the Dallas Morning News (05/15/05) P. 1Y; Arend, Jennifer .