Traffic and Criminal Software (TraCS) is an application software that combines with laptop computers, one or more PCs in a central office, and data communications to provide Officers with all of the functionality necessary to record and retrieve incident information wherever and whenever an incident occurs. Officers respond to many traffic incidents every day, and each incident requires paperwork and other administrative duties that detract from valuable patrol time. The TraCS software was developed in response to the need for a well-designed information management tool for field Officers that would simplify the data collection process and ease the administrative burden on Officers.
Alaska is one of over 20 other states, 2 provinces and the U.S. Virgin Islands who hold a TraCS license.
The National Model or TraCS Steering Committee, comprised of all the states licensed to use the TraCS software, meets periodically (two to three times per year) to discuss issues, share challenges and successes, and prioritize TraCS source code modifications and enhancements. The FHWA, NHTSA, FMCSA and BTS also participate in the meetings. Other states and organizations interested in observing the activities of the Steering Committee are invited to attend these meetings, such as the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) and the International Chiefs of Police.
The National Steering Committee is chaired by the Iowa Department of Transportation. Iowa is interested in sharing the experiences and lessons learned from implementing new technology for safety as well as in benefiting from the development efforts and experiences of other states and agencies.
TraCS increases traffic safety by:
For all questions, issues, or problems related to TraCS, TraCS users may contact the Helpdesk:
TraCS Alaska Helpdesk
The TraCS Steering Committee was formed to oversee TraCS implementation in Alaska. This committee includes agency personnel from Alaska DOT&PF, Alaska Court System, Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of Public Safety, the Department of Health & Social Services.
2018 TraCS Meetings