Cleveland to adopt smartphone ticketing

photo Cleveland Police Chief David Bishop

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CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Smartphone technology will simplify the traffic citation process for Cleveland police officers in the near future.

The Cleveland City Council recently voted 7-0 to authorize a $62,125 contract with Data Driven, which will provide 99 mobile phones and printer devices, software licensing and technical support that will enable officers to issue tickets with a few button clicks.

The department has made "great strides" in regard to the delivery, equipping and training schedule for the wireless e-ticketing system, Cleveland Police Chief David Bishop said.