A lack of accidents in Wapello Iowa will prevent its city police department

from obtaining computer software that would allow the department’s officers to

access Iowa DOT licensing information directly from their squad cars.

Police Chief Wayne Crump told the city council Thursday night there had been

only three or four accidents in the city this year. The DOT requires a larger

number of investigated accidents before it will release the software.

Crump said a $50,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant was used to purchase

and install the computers in the city’s three squad cars earlier this year, and the

same grant program funded the DOT’s software development.


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