Sterling Heights police received two grants to pay for technology allowing officers to write electronic accident reports and tickets from their vehicles. The first grant, worth $73,502, will pay for technology that allows officers to swipe driver’s licenses and write accident reports electronically instead of by hand. The driver’s license data will be automatically entered into the state crash report system. The second grant will pay for computers in police cars allowing officers to write tickets electronically and have that information automatically sent to the 41A District Court. This will eliminate the need to have court clerks manually enter tickets.
From freep.com | Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com/article/20110109/NEWS04/101090484/Grants-give-traffic-cops-technology#ixzz1B2KEyxdZ