Abstract

Connecticut has developed a citation processing system which is electronic from issuance to adjudication. Infractions processed through this system are disposed and attached to the driver history record 35% faster that their paper counterparts, which means conviction information is available to law enforcement 13 weeks faster than in the previous system. The online adjudication system also offers the ability to send Highway Safety Messaging in the form of public service announcements for a variety of charges.

Presenters

Stacey Manware | Deputy Director | Connecticut Judicial Branch

Stacey Manware is the Deputy Director of Centralized Services for the Connecticut Judicial Branch. Attorney Manware is responsible for the oversight of Connecticut’s Magistrate Program, Statewide Records Management, and the Centralized Infractions Bureau which processes all criminal and motor vehicle infractions and payable violations in the State. In collaboration with state and local law enforcement, she developed and implemented electronic citation in Connecticut. In 2018, in collaboration with the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, she deployed on-line adjudications of infractions statewide.

Jennifer Barry | Assistant State’s Attorney | Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice

Jeffrey Booth | Sergeant | Stamford Police Department

Sgt. Jeffrey Booth is a 22 year veteran of the Stamford Police Department. He is currently assigned to the patrol division as a patrol supervisor and is also the supervisor and lead reconstructionist of the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad, which investigates all fatal and serious injury motor vehicle collisions that occur in the City of Stamford. Over the past 22 years Sgt. Booth has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and was one of the first officers chosen to be assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Unit when it was reinstated from a 15 year hiatus.

Richard Colangelo | State’s Attorney | Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice

Richard J. Colangelo, Jr. is the State’s Attorney in the Judicial District of Stamford / Norwalk. Attorney Colangelo joined the Division of Criminal Justice in March 1993 and was appointed State’s Attorney July 1, 2015. He has prosecuted all types of major felony cases. He formed the Technical Investigations Unit of Southwest Connecticut, a regional task force of 9 police departments that pools resources to examine computers and mobile devices. Throughout his career he has specialized in cases of child exploitation, both severe physical and sexual abuse, and child sexual exploitation cases involving the internet. He piloted the online disposition program for infractions for the State in his jurisdiction.

Brian Pichnarcik | Deputy Chief | Cheshire Police Department

Brian Pichnarcik is the Deputy Chief of Police for the Cheshire Police Department. In this role, he oversees Administration, Operations, and Support Service Divisions.
Deputy Chief Pichnarcik was appointed to the CPD on September 2, 1994. During his tenure he has served in the Traffic Unit as a Traffic Crash Reconstructionist, and later led that Unit as a Lieutenant Commander. Deputy Chief Pichnarcik is a long standing member of the State of Connecticut Traffic Records Coordinating Committee.