The Alaska Court System (ACS) has implemented an open standard interface for agencies authorized under Alaska Minor Offense Rule 22 to issue citations to file minor offense citations electronically with the ACS. The Alaska State Troopers and an increasing number of local law enforcement agencies are currently using Traffic and Criminal Software (TraCS) to generate minor offense citations in the field. (Other applications can also be used with the ACS interface). Citations generated in TraCS are sent to the Department of Public Safety and into the ACS case management system, where they automatically generate minor offense cases. This project has substantially improved the accuracy, timeliness and completeness of minor offense citations, eliminated time consuming and duplicative data entry, and decreased case processing time. The Alaska Uniform Citation (AUC) form has been programmed for electronic use. This interface is limited to the electronic of minor offense citations only at this time. As of August 2013, agreements authorizing the electronic filing of minor offense citations with the ACS have been signed with DPS, Alaska State Troopers, Soldotna PD, Palmer PD, Homer PD, Valdez PD, Anchorage Police Department (using this interface to send their default judgments only to the ACS electronically), Skagway PD, Kodiak PD, and North Slope Borough PD.
E Citation Monthly Progress Report
This is a report of all citations filed by state and local law enforcement during the current calendar year at court locations authorized to accept citations electronically. The report is prepared by the Alaska Court System and is updated on the first day of each month.