Sent on 5/18/2015 3:25:44 PM
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a grant totaling $145,458.75 from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to purchase an E-Crash Traffic Records Information System. On average, 4,307 collisions are reported to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department annually. Electronic crash reporting will allow for near real-time availability of crash data to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). It will also make the completed, readable report available to the involved and interested parties (i.e. insurance companies and/or legal counsel) significantly faster than the traditional paper reporting process. This near real-time reporting will reduce the current lag time by nearly 25 days per request. This new process will also allow for quick clearance of all traffic incidents, large and small, which will reduce traffic congestion and improve mobility on Pima County roads. Another critical aspect is improved safety for travelers and incident responders due to reduced risk of secondary crashes. Federal 405c funds from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will support the purchase of the E-Crash Traffic Records Information System for the Pima County Sheriff’s Department to ensure compatibility in relaying collision information quickly to ADOT. A portion of the funds will also provide for expansion of our electronic citation capability. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank GOHS for their continued support of the Sheriff’s Department and its mission to take impaired drivers off our roadways.