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Posted on: April 2, 2015

[ARCHIVED] DEFUNIAK SPRINGS POLICE GO DIGITAL

Through grants from the State of Florida, the DeFuniak Springs Police have acquired computer equipment and printers to assist Officers in the field. The Patrol Officers have been outfitted with small touchscreen laptops and thermal printers to facilitate traffic crash reports and citations. E-Citations, as they are called, help save time and errors for Officers and the County Clerk’s Office, who processes tickets. Officers can now use the computer to pull driver’s license information while mobile and import it into the software in order to add to a traffic crash report or issue a citation. The driver will receive a printed copy of the exchange information and/or citation. The agency has partnered with Tracs and E.L.V.I.S., both of which are grant funded organizations that provide free software and support. Tracs provides the traffic crash software, which uploads reports electronically to the State. E.L.V.I.S., which stands for Electronic License and Vehicle Information System, provides a connection to the Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC) to allow license and wanted persons’ searches. Officers will be able to complete a traffic crash report in its entirety and provide each driver with a printed copy for their insurance companies. Chief Mark Weeks said “This has been a long time in the making. Officers can now do reporting and other tasks on the side of the road. The time savings will allow Officers to resume patrolling much sooner. This translates into the public we serve, getting faster response and better service.”

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