JTAC’s award-winning electronic citation and warning system has hit another milestone: 5,000 active users.
What this means is that 5,000 law enforcement officers are using eCWS and are saving thousands of minutes and dollars every day. Of the 5,000 active users, about 1,600 are with state agencies like the Indiana State Police, Indiana State Excise Police and Indiana Gaming Commission. The remaining 3,400 users are spread throughout the state in agencies as large as the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and as small as the Ossian Police Department in rural Wells County.
JTAC has been able to provide the e-ticket software and training free of charge. In addition, JTAC and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute have provided scanners and printers to law enforcement agencies to use in conjunction with the e-ticket application. All of this has been accomplished through federal grant funding acquired by both JTAC and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.
Another milestone with the eCWS application: JTAC was contacted by 4 Lake County Courts requesting an interface with their current record management system (Courtview), and by the Pendleton Town Court and Fremont Town Court that use Keystone as their record management system requesting an interface to eCWS. JTAC and these courts have completed these interfaces. The interface allows JTAC to electronically file e-ticket infraction cases to these courts. To date, JTAC has electronically filed over 7,700 infraction cases to the Lake County Courts, over 1,800 to the Fremont Town Court and over 1,700 to the Pendleton Town Court.