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Hebron, KY, United States, 2011/04/18 - Now issuing violations is easier and more efficient with the new technology police officers have at their fingertips: Info-Cop® eTicketing makes law enforcement officers more efficient by reducing the time it takes to produce a summons.
Gone are the days of collecting a driver's personal information, calling it to a dispatcher on a two-way radio.....waiting for a response....and then writing a citation. And if an officer needs to write more than one ticket, without Info-Cop® eTicketing it's certainly going to be a long wait.
Now, an officer swipes the license through a laptop scanner, Smart Phone or Pocket PC and accesses a wireless computer network that links the officer directly to a motor vehicle database with warrant information and available photo images. Using the central server, Info-Cop® allows officers to query the National Crime Information Center, the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, state criminal records and to interact with their department's computer-aided dispatch and records management systems.
To issue a ticket, the officer selects the violation and associated legal citation from a drop down menu and prints the ticket. If multiple violations are observed, the officer can continue to select additional violations and print tickets without re-entering driver or vehicle information. As each ticket is issued, a ticket number is automatically generated and received by the court system. Upon issuance, the violations are transmitted for processing at the courts.
"Info-Cop® eTicketing is proven to make officers more efficient," said Virginia Bauer, CEO of GTBM Inc. "It reduces the amount of time officers must spend in issuing a summons, allowing for more time to patrol and engage in other law enforcement services for the community."
Fines are quickly collected as the ability to argue manual error on written tickets is diminished and legibility concerns that forced ticket dismissals in court are virtually eliminated. The software's automatic transmission of information to the courts cuts out the need for data entry.
In order to outfit an officer with Info-Cop®, a police cruiser requires a new or existing mobile computer with wireless access. Info-Cop® eTicketing software is installed on the mobile computer and a Star Micronics TSP847 thermal printer is mounted, connected to power and configured to interface with the computer and software.
"The software is easy to install and start using," said Virginia. "It only takes an hour to complete an entire vehicle installation of hardware, software and configuration, which includes running necessary power lines for the printer. It takes another 30 minutes to teach officers how to use it and they can begin using it that day!"
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