Police replace tickets with e-citations
Federal funds in the amount of $60,878.74 have been received for a joint project shared by the New Milford and Brookfield police departments.
The money will fund Electronic Citation For Local Law Enforcement.
The program should go into effect within 60 days from Aug. 5. Once begun, officers would no longer manually write tickets from their cruisers.
The vehicle and driver information entered into department computers would automatically fill out and generate a ticket, which would be printed on heat-sensitive paper in the officers' police cars.
New Milford will receive $34,683.44 and Brookfield will get $26,195.30.
Efficiency and accuracy should be upgraded.
The e-citation will be forwarded electronically to the state Centralized Infractions Bureau.
Except for copies given to the drivers, there would no longer be paper copies of tickets.