Salem police receive grant for new driver ticket citation system
SALEM — Tickets and traffic citations will soon be a much speedier process for the Salem Police Department because of a recent $11,182 grant from the New Hampshire Highway Safety Committee.
Grant funds will allow the local force to purchase a dozen printers and scanners to be installed into Salem Police cruisers.
"We're the guinea pigs, for lack of a better word," he said. "So we're among the first towns to try out this new technology."
"What it will do is provide us with timely access to needed data and also make for quicker delivery of summons in the unfortunate event someone is pulled over," Patten said.
The expedited process will ultimately be safer for officers on duty, Patten added, since having officers sit in their cruisers to write lengthy summonses by hand means they're not always paying attention to their surroundings.
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