Ewarrants give officers the ability to get a warrant for blood tests on the spot, if there is probable cause to believe a driver is impaired. This allows police to get the test done and gets drunk drivers off the road, preventing fatal crashes and other accidents.
“It’s a good thing,” said Judge Linda Warner of the Meigs County Court of Common Pleas, which has been using eWarrants since June of 2016. Before this system was available, she and other court staff hand-carried paper copies of warrants to various agencies and entered them into national databases: Ohio’s Law Enforcement Automated Data System, or LEADS, and the National Crime Information Center, or NCIC.
With eWarrants, the process is much faster. Officers can create the warrant from their squad car and electronically send it to a judge. The judge can review the warrant on a secure video conference, eliminating travel time.
If the judge approves the ewarrant, it’s sent to the officers immediately, allowing them to take action as soon as they have probable cause. This reduces the chance that a suspect could be tipped off about the pending arrest and flee.
The eWarrants software is designed by FusionStak, managed by a dynamic group of professionals with a passion for public safety. The company was founded in 2007 and is dedicated to being the top warrant solution on the market. The software is available for review from any Internet-connected device and features a complete audit trail, ensuring that proper procedures are followed. Ewarrants