ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed, as well as Atlanta PD Chief Erika Shields and Chief Judge Calvin S. Graves of the Municipal Court of Atlanta, spoke at the launch of a new phase of the eCitation Device Initiative on Monday, December 11.

Atlanta is the largest city in the Southeast that will allow automated integration into multiple city systems.

This new system will allow officers to automate the manual component of writing out traffic citations and tickets. There will be less room for error and it will make it much easier and faster for officers to create the ticket and get back on the streets to utilize their time for efficiently.

"Thank you. This is huge, what you've done for us. We've struggled with this for so long and when you got behind on this initiative and wouldn't let it die, it finally brought us to this place. Mayor Reed, your leadership and support has just been, amazing. And it's allowed this police department to make advancements in the area of technology that we never thought possible. Thank you. It's huge," said Chief Shields.

The eCitation devices will help enhance flexibility for officer when it comes to enforcing the law and the Atlanta Police Department are "looking forward to expanding this."