Rugged Mobile Police printers are one of the newest and most beneficial tools in a police officer’s arsenal. Modern E-citation printers are designed to be mobile and easy to use, so the officer can type in the violator’s information and print out a citation right away. They are designed to make an officer’s job easier when issuing citations, but were you aware that they can actually increase safety? Here are three ways that a mobile police printer can help make traffic stops safer on more than one level.
Time – Any traffic stop has the potential for danger, whether it is from the traffic whizzing past, criminal intent by the occupants of the stopped vehicle, or another factor like a wandering pedestrian, risks of injury go way up during a stop. Using an E-citation printer to print out the ticket reduces time that the officer might need to write one out longhand. Mobile police printers also make it easier to print additional tickets for multiple violations. These benefits may seem trivial, but any time reduced during a traffic stop can help to increase the officer’s safety!
Legibility – A printed citation is much better than a handwritten one for many reasons. It reduces court costs and arguments over illegibility of handwriting. It also gives the violator a clear and concise document of the offense and instructions for payment. This reduces arguments and questions on the traffic stop, which again is safer for the officer. It also reduces stress on the part of the violator and increases the likelihood that the ticket will be paid or responded to.
Ease of Use – Mobile police printers are very easy to use and require little training. This makes it easier for the officer to focus his or her attention on the violator and their surroundings. Ease of use also means that the officer is not fumbling with a clunky design that can decrease reaction time to a threat. Not only is this good for the officer’s own safety, but it may present an opportunity for the officer to notice any other criminal activity in the car like drugs, weapons or other suspicious things. This leads to getting more bad guys off the road and increasing the overall safety for everyone.
Mobile printers like the Printek FieldPro RT43 Series or the MtP Series are both designed to stand up to the stresses of everyday use in the field. Easy paper loading, built-in MCR slots, small footprint, cabled and wireless options, all help to make Printek's e-citation printers a vital part of any police officer’s toolkit. The AppPro printers also allow connectivity to iOS and Android devices like tablets and smartphones. Please contact us today to find the perfect E-citation solution for your department.