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Community action is key for Midwest City police

BY CHRIS SCHUTZ Modified: August 10, 2010 at 10:02 am •  Published: February 24, 2010

/> The city is in the process of installing video cameras in each of its 76 patrol cars. The cameras give accurate accounts of events and help protect officers against false allegations, Clabes said.

Upcoming technological improvements are to include a management system for the police department’s records and upgrades of its mobile computers.

Late this year or early next year, city officials plan to add a computerized citation system to reduce the use of paper, Clabes said.

When writing a traffic ticket, the police officer would scan the person’s driver’s license to enter the ticket into the computerized records management system. The person would get an electronically printed slip, Clabes said.

The department has 93 commissioned officers, 26 of them with 20 or more years of experience, Kelley said.