Over the last year, MPD has increased a commitment to visibility and new technology.
From a new Polaris Ranger utility vehicle anchoring downtown police coverage during warmer temperatures and an electronic parking ticket system, the department isn’t afraid of adaptation.
For the last year, the department has used an eCitations integrator, providing a pay per ticket electronic citations solution bundled with license plate recognition technology (LPR).
The solution reduces operational costs while increasing efficiency and the overall citizen safety. Officers fill out eCitations at least three times faster with all data is sent wirelessly to the courts with no need for transcription.
Funds from the tickets pay for the system.
“We are going to continue to try and keep up with the times,” Swicord said. “Being in a college town, it certainly helps out. I think people can understand where we are trying to go.”