• January 29th, 2021


The Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) developed electronic citation software, eCite, and did the first beta deployment in 2003. The software was gradually deployed in the beginning as more testing was done. In the summer of 2007 all Alabama state troopers were trained on eCite. Then e-Cite deployments and training focused on municipal agencies. Over 500 Alabama agencies have been deployed and over 1500 officers have been e-Cite trained in Alabama.

Training Sessions

Cost: e-Cite training, just like the software, is free of charge to all Alabama law enforcement agencies. Training is hands-on and requires the use of laptops in the classroom. Four hours of CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded to each officer for attending the training class.

Demos: eCite training class includes demos of other CAPS developed software products that are available for the officer’s use. Software demos include:

Types of e-Cite training:

  • New User
  • Train the Trainer (TTT): experienced users

Scheduling: e-Cite training is scheduled on a monthly or as needed basis. Training is conducted at the Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) located on the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Directions are available here.

Reservations: Contact us at charris@eng.ua.edu or calling 1-866-588-9830 and pressing 2. *Reservations are required.

For more information on eCite training with CAPS, please click here.