AOC, Georgia State Patrol Partner to Make Citations Electronic

Collaboration between state agencies speeds up transmission of citations to courts

The days of misplaced traffic tickets may be a thing of the past.  On June 13, citations issued by the Georgia State Patrol were electronically delivered to the AOC for distribution to courts throughout the state.   This new project, an extension of the AOC’s EXPRESS  Project (, allows for automatic uploads of all citations generated by the Georgia State Patrol (GSP).  Citations are delivered to the AOC server and on July 1, 2012, will be made available to courts that use the Traffic Information Processing System (TIPS) for case management.
Computers in police cars are nothing new.  But delivering citation information directly from a patrol car to a court is new for Georgia.  Not only will data entry errors be reduced — only the trooper enters data — but the processing time for citations will be significantly reduced.  Mr. Jorge Basto, AOC Chief Information Officer, stated, “We found that with child support cases entered in the GAJE system, processing time for cases was reduced from three weeks to mere minutes.”
Courts using TIPS will begin receiving GSP data on July 1.  Approximately 20% of the state’s traffic courts are using TIPS.  Courts using other case management vendors can utilize a third party vendor to bridge the gap between the citation data delivered through the AOC to non-TIPS courts.  
The AOC is looking toward creating rules and standards for universal usage in the state’s traffic courts.  State courts, juvenile courts, probate courts, and municipal courts have traffic jurisdiction.
“This exchange greatly benefits the courts in Georgia by eliminating data entry time and errors and marks another successful partnership between state agencies,” said Ms. Marla S. Moore, AOC Director.


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