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By Rebecca Gourley
Reporter 

E-tickets the ticket to quicker tickets

 

Rebecca Gourley

SCANNING FOR TICKETS: Deputy Randy Wells uses the new “e-ticket” technology that is equipped in seven of the Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles, saving time and paper.

The Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office is going green. They now have seven patrol cars equipped with Toughbook laptops.

The vehicles not only have laptops, they also have a handheld scanner and compact printer, too.

The scanner looks a lot like one at the grocery store, except this one scans drivers’ licenses and vehicle registration barcodes.

The information that is scanned goes into the computer’s “Sector Program” software that can then generate a ticket, which prints right there in the patrol car.

Deputy Randy Wells says that the new “e-ticket” saves them time and paper, and makes them more aware of what the person in the vehicle is doing.

Prior to this new technology, o...



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