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The talk of radars and tickets makes me wonder how many out there have evolved to e-citation. Our citations are computer generated now. I punch the info into my computer and scan their license and my printer prints out a ticket. And the best thing......it won't let you make a mistake and it's legible. I don't have to give them instruction because it's all on the back. They don't sign anything. We also have a crash, E-Courtesy notice, E-Field information report, E-NIBRS (police report) it's sweet trust me. The best thing about the E-Citation is when you get those special folks who have 6 or 7 tickets coming to them, the computer automatically generates a second citation


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Now that sounds like progress. I like the idea of getting them a second or subsequent citation for all the old ones they ignored.


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That sounds very "futuristic"...and very sweet.....Im still filling in bubbles for my crash reports.....But on the brighter side you can now go to the county website, and make an "E-payment" to the court.......


yea...thats pretty pathetic...Im going to go sharpen some pencils now........

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Our tags are computer generated as well. They are working on a "e-filing" system that will automatically send it straight to the courts, instead of having to print out one for the driver, one for the courts, and one for the dept.


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That sounds very "futuristic"...and very sweet.....Im still filling in bubbles for my crash reports.....But on the brighter side you can now go to the county website, and make an "E-payment" to the court.......


yea...thats pretty pathetic...Im going to go sharpen some pencils now........



Oh I hated the bubbles but those days are long gone. I scan in their licenses even passengers and witnesses. the rest is all computerized drop down menus. I can do an accident report on scene in five minutes. Transmit it through wireless internet to where it needs to go. Just like the citations, no more worrying about getting them dropped of I just hit transmit and they are all off into cyberspace.


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Our State Police here in Indiana is using that system.  I am very impressed with it.  There is talk that the state is going to require all departments to move to it.  I only hope that the rumor is true.  One of the Troopers showed me how it worked some time back, and all I can say is, SWEET.


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Several agencies in the state of Alabama are currently using e-citation.


Alabama State Troopers

Montgomery County Sheriff

Madison Police Department

Wetumpka Police Department

University of Alabama Police Department

Cullman Police Department


Just to name a few and according to the following there appears to be many more:



Riley Awards $400000 for Safer Roads Through Improved Data Collection


Office of the Governor


Bob Riley

Governor

 

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs


Bill Johnson

Director

 

State of Alabama


For Immediate Release:         Contact:


Monday, March 17, 2008         Josh Carples


Larry Childers


(334) 242-5525


Riley Awards $400,000 for Safer Roads Through Improved Data Collection


MONTGOMERY—Gov. Bob Riley has awarded a $400,000 grant that will help pinpoint locations in Alabama where vehicle crashes occur with greater than average frequency. Traffic safety and rescue personnel will use this information in an effort to prevent crashes, respond to crash scenes faster and save lives.


To improve the accuracy of traffic records and crash data, Northwest Shoals Community College, in partnership with the University of Alabama CARE Research and Development Laboratory will implement the Electronic Citation system.


The E Citation program will use Global Positioning System equipment to help law enforcement pinpoint and record exact locations of traffic crashes and will identify “hotspots” which involve speeding or alcohol.


“Far too many people die on Alabama’s roads each year,” said Riley. “This system will help make our highways safer by allowing public safety personnel to focus patrols on crash-prone roads and respond more quickly, especially in rural areas.”


The E Citation equipment will be installed in approximately 300 to 400 patrol cars across the state. Officers will enter traffic citation information electronically which will then be transmitted to a database used by traffic courts. Allowing officers to submit citation information immediately from their patrol vehicles will eliminate errors and delays that occur when paper records must be manually entered into the computer. More than 100 law enforcement agencies will be participating in the project.


Riley notified Dr. Humphrey Lee, president of Northwest Shoals Community College, that the grant had been approved.


Funding for the grant was made available to the state through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the award.



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Most all of our agencies use it now. There are a few agencies left that do not have computers in their cars though. My car is one of the very few in the state that has everything AND it works. Laptop, printer, bar code scanner, wireless internet, NCIC, camera and body mic. I baby my car to keep it all working.


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I don't know what ours is called since currently only our traffic unit has them.  Ours, so I'm told, is a pain to do for just one ticket but in cases where someone is gettng multiple tickets, you just change the charge and everything else is already in there.   Our accident reporting system is computerized.  I run the license and registration on GCIC and import the information into the report.   It's only a matter of time before pens and paper are no longer a part of our equipment.


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Damn we still have "press hard 4 copies".  Hell I remember carbon paper for tickets.


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I don't know what ours is called since currently only our traffic unit has them.  Ours, so I'm told, is a pain to do for just one ticket but in cases where someone is gettng multiple tickets, you just change the charge and everything else is already in there.   Our accident reporting system is computerized.  I run the license and registration on GCIC and import the information into the report.   It's only a matter of time before pens and paper are no longer a part of our equipment.



Yours must be more complicated, I scan an O.L. the drop down menu is either alphabetical or in order by the statute. I highlight any and all codes that apply I punch in the location of stop. Type a short narrative and hit print. If I highlighted 8  violations it automatically prints out two different tickets. It took issuing tickets down to less then 3 minutes.


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8 violatons on 2 tickets?  We have to write a ticket for each charge.   I can do a basic traffic stop with one ticket and a check on GCIC of driver and car in 6 minutes.  I can only imagine how fast it would be if I could just import the info to a ticket from the computer and then print.   I think our traffic unit may also be trying out the scanners but I can't swear to it.  They get all the cool new toys.  They also just got the cool little laser that looks like a small pair of binoculars.


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Georgia_Cop says ...



I don't know what ours is called since currently only our traffic unit has them.  Ours, so I'm told, is a pain to do for just one ticket but in cases where someone is gettng multiple tickets, you just change the charge and everything else is already in there.   Our accident reporting system is computerized.  I run the license and registration on GCIC and import the information into the report.   It's only a matter of time before pens and paper are no longer a part of our equipment.



Yours must be more complicated, I scan an O.L. the drop down menu is either alphabetical or in order by the statute. I highlight any and all codes that apply I punch in the location of stop. Type a short narrative and hit print. If I highlighted 8  violations it automatically prints out two different tickets. It took issuing tickets down to less then 3 minutes.



Must be nice. We don't have the DL scanners yet. The ticket writer will pull up the last DL & plate you ran. But out of state plates are a pain. Don't get me started on the violations.


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We use TRACS but it is not the most user friendly. It is very nice when you print multiple cites. I've only used it on one crash and I was ready to shot the darn thing. We still have to get signatures etc but they said they were looking into those electronic signature pads. It also transmits it to the clerks office but we still turn in the signed one too.   We may get another program which is supposed to be very user friendly.


Our A&B's, Field Info Rep, General Rep, Evidence Tech Reports are all electronic.


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Coming from KY let me tell you it's very nice!  When I worked the road I loved using E-Crash!  It's so easy, just fill in boxes and go.  Plus, like KSP stated, everyone can read it!  KSP made a very nice program that ANYONE can use. 


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Click on the following link if you would like to read more about the use of e-citations by the Alabama State Troopers.


http://newsletter.alacourt.gov/Documents/Technology%20Update,%20February%2007.pdf


 


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Damn we still have "press hard 4 copies".  Hell I remember carbon paper for tickets.



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Coming from KY let me tell you it's very nice!  When I worked the road I loved using E-Crash!  It's so easy, just fill in boxes and go.  Plus, like KSP stated, everyone can read it!  KSP made a very nice program that ANYONE can use. 



I forgot to mention that part (KSP came up with it), and I'm sure we would gladly share the technology with any other state interested.


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We use TRACS but it is not the most user friendly. It is very nice when you print multiple cites. I've only used it on one crash and I was ready to shot the darn thing. We still have to get signatures etc but they said they were looking into those electronic signature pads. It also transmits it to the clerks office but we still turn in the signed one too.   We may get another program which is supposed to be very user friendly.


Our A&B's, Field Info Rep, General Rep, Evidence Tech Reports are all electronic.



We use TRACS for our accidents.   I can do a basic accident in about 20 minutes and have it validated and ready to download into the main system at the precinct.  When we FIRST got them, each accident took me about an hour or more.   The only thing I hate is that it won't import out of state returns.


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TRACS also won't prefill if the tag does not have insurance attached by DHSMV, which means typing everything. I slow typer! I'm out, gotta go to bed.


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www.atsip.org/oldsite/forum2004/Sessions/Wednesday_25-36/S34/s34_carrico_KYOPS_Nashville2.ppt


 


take a look at this powerpoint


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KSP, thanks for the link. Turns out we are looking to replace the "user hostile" TRACS program.  I sent the link to the study group guy


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We still do things the old fashioned way with pen and a Summons. Most of our forms can be completed on the computer but many officers still complete the paper forms.


Talk about paper reduction... In Canada it is common to see signs that say "Photo Radar". They will take a picture of you and your tag, send you a summons in the mail with all information, and you send your payment into the local department. Speed limit signs are hard to see and are about half the size of ours here in the States.

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As trace1 said there are some agnecies in AL that have that. My agency does not. I have seen it and it is sweet. We are trying to get it at our department.


We have more ink (or toner now) and paper than you have time and money.

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KSP, thanks for the link. Turns out we are looking to replace the "user hostile" TRACS program.  I sent the link to the study group guy



Unless they find something better this is well worth it.


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Florida Highway Patrol also has prints there tickets. They can also print there reports, witness statements etc. I don't know to much because I am only in dispatch


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Florida Highway Patrol also prints there tickets. They can also print there reports, witness statements etc. I don't know to much because I am only in dispatch


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This is the first time ive even heard of them.... Sure sounds nice though....


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sorry to post to a few month old post but i thought id throw in my 2c since i saw a few UI issue comments...


bad UI sucks... these companies need to stop concentrating on profit and move to user satisfaction... they need listen to leos feedback on ui and change it... not leave it up to the programmer to decide how to create the software... ive had tons of arguments with developers because they think its no big deal to put a field that has to do with a drivers license # on some other random page...


anyway., coming back to my point.. for the leos who are stuck with TRACS or have a windows powered mobile device and have permission or can get permission to install something else on there shoot me a message... in my spare time i develop software for Public safety.. and yes its free.,  :)

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I curently have eCrash and LETS Go but I would very much enjoy eCite.

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