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Justices to demonstrate electronic ticketing

IL Staff
January 1, 2008
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Two Indiana Supreme Court justices will be on hand in Indianapolis tomorrow for a demonstration of a new, statewide electronic ticketing system.

Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard and Justice Frank Sullivan will join Indianapolis Public Safety Director Scott Newman and law enforcement to show how the new system will work.

Called eCWS - electronic Citation and Warning System - the new mobile system allows police to create tickets electronically and send them to a central location for law enforcement, prosecutors, and courts without additional data entry or the need to read handwritten tickets.

The information is assigned a case number and tracked by Odyssey, the Supreme Court's case management system that was first adopted last year. This new electronic method provides an end-to-end system in which data is input once and can then be shared with multiple users.

The demonstration of the PDA-sized unit begins at 2 p.m. at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's Northwest District and Ticket Branch Office, 3821 Industrial Blvd., Indianapolis.

The system is funded in part through an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice, and is administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security also provided grant funding.
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