Dublin Police Services has received a $50,000 state grant that aims to help the department streamline processes to collect and report traffic data.
The grant funds will be used to develop an electronic citation system, and to develop a new program or update an existing electronic crash reporting system with software that can submit data straight to the California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System.
"Accurate and timely data is critical to the safety of our roads," Dublin police Capt. Nate Schmidt said in a statement. "This funding will help paint a clearer picture of our biggest traffic safety issues."
The grant program started Oct. 1 and runs through September 2021. The funding was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"This program is new for 2021 and is an effort to improve how quickly crash data is collected and reported," OTS director Barbara Rooney said. "High-quality safety data is critical. It's used to determine the nature of our road safety problems and it informs our actions in how best to address them. We are happy to provide local agencies with the necessary tools to develop or enhance their electronic traffic reporting systems."