Department of Public Safety halts use of card readers

Ponca City Now - June 18, 2016 11:35 am

Gov. Mary Fallin has directed Department of Public Safety Commissioner Michael Thompson, who also serves as Cabinet Secretary of Safety and Security, to delay the use of Electronic Recovery and Access to Data (ERAD) devices.

DPS purchased 20 of the card readers in May, with 16 assigned to Troopers.

“I strongly support the Governor’s decision to suspend the use of this card reader technology,” Thompson said. “Suspending the ERAD program was a viable option which I discussed with the Governor’s staff this week. The public has expressed strong concerns about this program, and it is important that we address their concerns. The Highway Patrol’s focus will be to continue to faithfully serve the people of Oklahoma.”

From the Department of Public Safety

 

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