Starting Friday, the Owensboro Police Department will begin using an electronic chalk technology for parking enforcement.
OPD announced Wednesday they recently completed the implementation of Brazos eChalk, offered by Tyler Technologies.
According to OPD, Brazos eChalk technology allows for the department’s parking enforcement officer to take a digital recording of a parked vehicle’s specific location, wheel position, and time. The parking enforcement officer will then return to the vehicle after the posted parking time limit and confirm if the vehicle has exceeded the posted parking time limit before issuing a citation.
OPD first announced they were looking into an electronic chalk system two years ago. Those discussions came after a 2019 U.S. Court of Appeals ruling stated that police could no longer mark a vehicle’s tire treads with chalk to track how long it is parked in a public space.
Brazos eChalk eliminates the need for any physical contact with a parked vehicle.