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Clarksville Police drop pads for ticket printers

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Clarksville’s Police Department is going paperless in an effort to cut down times for traffic stops and help the City Court become more efficient.  Police Chief Al Ansley tells the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle he hopes to have the paperless traffic stops in place soon.  He says it will cut down the time it takes to issue a citation from fifteen minutes down to five and eliminate time-consuming data entry for city clerks.  Ansley also says the paperless system will save the department money on ticket books.  He says the department has ordered 148 printers, one for each patrol officer, that print off tickets on waterproof paper.  This means the citation can be left on a car’s windshield on a rainy day without the ink bleeding.

Todd Hatton hails from Paducah, Kentucky, where he got into radio under the auspices of the late, great John Stewart of WKYX while a student at Paducah Community College. He also worked at WKMS in the reel-to-reel tape days of the early 1990s before running off first to San Francisco, then Orlando in search of something to do when he grew up. He received his MFA in Creative Writing at Murray State University. He vigorously resists adulthood and watches his wife, Angela Hatton, save the world one plastic bottle at a time.
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