Utah Highway Patrol Cuts Violation Processing from 3 Min to 30 Sec. via Handheld Scanners
Note: This 2023 blog revisits a scanning solution developed for law enforcement in 2015. The Utah Highway Patrol deployed the CR1000 Barcode Reader to modernize traffic citation documentation; UHP has since migrated to Code's popular CR1100 Barcode Reader. CR1100 builds on the strengths of its predecessor, further advancing aggressive data capture and sophisticated data parsing in a compact footprint. The following post spotlights the initial deployment of CR1000.
Law enforcement and public safety: two pillars of the community that largely go unnoticed until tragedy strikes. But how are our peacekeepers protected? Surprisingly, help comes from the same handheld scanner grocery stores use.
It's easy to take community safety for granted. We never consider the risks facing highway patrol troopers when they get into their cruisers to protect and serve. Each time a trooper exits their cruiser for a traffic violation, their lives are at immediate risk. Reams of data confirm the obvious: the longer troopers are stopped or outside their cruisers, the more their safety is compromised.
Barcode Scanners Support Public Safety
Human behavior is tough to predict and control, making troopers vulnerable during roadside stops. However, equipping the UHP's fleet with Code Corporation's CR1000 helps minimize risk by automating routine workflows to get police officers out of harm's way faster. So how does the very same model of product scanner used in warehouses help protect state troopers?
During a traffic stop, troopers return to their cruisers to enter the driver's information and verify license plates. Manually entering this info into a database can easily exceed three minutes, and the process is vulnerable to typos. In those three minutes, anything could happen. Violators could flee or brandish weapons, endangering themselves, troopers, or others. Fortunately, pairing Code's CR1000 Barcode Readers with the laptops in cruisers eliminates manual data entry while increasing data accuracy. In fact, the UHP cut data entry times from three minutes to just 30 seconds with a CR1100.
So how is a scanner for inventory helping protect UHP?
Within the blink of an eye, a barcode scanner pulls data from a series of blocks, lines, and squares. Based on this model of simplicity and speed, the UHP partnered with Code to deploy a CR1000-based workflow that dramatically cuts violation processing time to shorten the time troopers spend parked on the shoulder of the road and in harm's way.
The CR1000 readily scans and transmits barcode data that meets the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators standard, including the barcodes found on Canada- and Mexico-issued licenses. With the CR1000, UHP troopers simplify, expedite, and improve each incident's response and processing time. This helps troopers minimize their safety risks, perform due diligence, and get back on the road more quickly.
The right handheld scanners offload your valuable personnel and prevent input errors. Streamline workflows and improve data quality by emailing [email protected].