Innovations in Policing: Using Technology to Enhance Officer Safety and Efficiency

The City of Delray Beach faced increasing demands for action to stop speeding in residential neighborhoods but lacked the resources to add more police officers to address this problem. The officers were writing plenty of tickets; there were just more violations than officers had time to write. Earlier attempts to address this problem through technology were thwarted after claims of technology advancements and vendor guarantees that never materialized. Yet after many hurdles the Delray Beach Police Department made remarkable advancements in efficiency and increased productivity to provide more traffic law enforcement with the same staff and at less inconvenience to the public.