CLARKS SUMMIT — Police Chief Chris Yarns announced during the borough’s June council meeting that Clarks Summit was one of 74 departments in the state offered the use of the TraCS (Traffic and Criminal Software) program through the Pennsylvania State Police.
According to Yarns, the TraCS program will populate the information fields on traffic citations once an officer scans the violator’s driver’s license and registration. Through the program, the citation will be electronically sent to the magistrate’s office and the officer can print out a copy. The software will be available in three of the borough’s cars.
“It makes it so much faster when an officer issues a citation,” Yarns said.
Yarns added the officers will still have the ability to issue hand-written citations, if needed.
The police department received a a combined donation of $650 from Farmers Insurance Agency and Corby Enterprises to purchase thermal printers for the cars.