Here’s the good news: Electronic citation technology options are growing – and improving – as adoption skyrockets nationwide. In fact, the eCitationCoalition estimates that as many as 60 percent of U.S. law enforcement agencies already use some form of eCitation.

The benefits have been well-documented, ranging from higher efficiency and productivity, to enhanced safety for officers and the public, to improved accuracy that increases revenue collections.  Mobile printers are a critical components of today’s comprehensive eCitation solutions, which typically also include a smart device such as a laptop, tablet or handheld computer as well as data capture and management software.

Here’s the challenge that goes hand-in-hand with the good news: Choosing the right mobile printer and other key components of your eCitation system can be daunting.  After all, they’re not all created equal.

To ensure you select the mobile printer that best meets the needs of your agency, start by asking these questions:

  • How quickly and easily does the printer connect with the mobile devices your officers use?
  • Is it compatible with all major operating systems?
  • Is it lightweight and compact for easy portability?
  • Does it require messy inks and toners?
  • Are a variety of mounts and carry case options available?
  • Is it rugged enough to work reliably in extreme heat and cold and other tough environments?
  • Is it ready to use out-of-the-box?
  • What size documents do you need printed?

Brother Mobile’s durable PocketJet®7 series full-page printers are engineered for use inside public safety vehicles and offer a broad range of mounting options for limited space – and the highly compact RuggedJet® series prints documents from 1” to 4” wide and can be mounted in vehicles, carried on shoulder straps or hooked to belts.

All Brother mobile printers have models that can instantly print high resolution documents from virtually any smartphone, tablet or PC – without downloading any special drivers or interfaces. And since the PocketJet7 and RuggedJet are thermal printers, there’s never a need to worry about running out of ink or toner.

For more information about how Brother Mobile’s printing solutions can meet your eCitation needs, visit

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