With budgets being trimmed, Law Enforcement Officers, the Department of Transportation and security agencies are being asked to do more with less while continuing to keep their communities safe. To manage effectiveness without adding overhead, Law Enforcement agencies must be equipped with tools to evaluate situations, document information and process citations and reports quickly and accurately. Today, approximately 25 states in the US have adopted technology to automate the citation process in patrol cars. Software, used with a hand-held bar code scanning device and laptop computer, collects data from the bar code on a driver’s license to auto-populate an electronic citation form. This method shortens the time it takes to issue a citation by more than 50%.