The Monticello Police Department will be adding on-board computer systems for their police cars, according to the Advance-Monticelloian newspaper.

During a meeting of the City Council in March, a resolution authorizing the purchase and participation in a grant program that will pay 90 percent of the cost of the system was approved.

The cost of the system was listed as $80,793 and the grant to pay for it was $69,120. Monticello will initially pay for the system and then the grant will reimburse the city.

The newspaper quoted Monticello Police Chief Jason Akers as saying the new system will eliminate human error when it comes to issuing traffic citation. Officers will be able to scan identification cards and if a citation is to be issued, the system will populate the information needed.