Citation revenue is an important part of every city’s budget, yet each year illegible handwriting or technical errors cause large numbers of tickets to be dismissed. Automating the citation process virtually eliminates errors caused by illegible handwriting and data entry mistakes and increases revenue. With a handheld mobile computer, public safety officers can simply scan the bar code or swipe the magnetic stripe on the back of a driver’s license to auto-populate fields within an electronic citation form. Drop down menus for various violations and vehicle information completes the process. Adding a mobile printer also enables quick and accurate printing of the completed ticket at the time of violation.