Officer Kyle, police departments using esignature software

How police departments are using e-signature tools for law enforcement

We hear it from our customers all the time: switching to an e-signature software saves time and resources, period. But it’s always fascinating to hear how a customer’s day-to-day changes when they start getting documents signed online with InsureSign.

For example, meet Officer Kyle Hall, a police sergeant at the North Vernon Police Department in Indiana.

Officer Kyle

It’s easy to imagine that a law enforcement agency has a ton of internal paperwork to file – and it’s easy to see how InsureSign could help with new hire paperwork or vacation time requests. Officer Hall saw another opportunity, though: getting warrants signed.

“Before we switched to InsureSign, an officer had to take every warrant to a judge’s home, secure the signature, take it back to the station and file it,” Officer Hall told us. “It’s a process any police department is familiar with, but it could eat up 30 minutes to an hour per warrant.”

It took a little time to get the buy-in from the rest of the department and the courts, but once all parties had time to review InsureSign’s easy-to-use system, the whole North Vernon law enforcement system was satisfied with its security and legality. Once everyone was on board,   the warrant process at the police department shifted dramatically.

Now, instead of having taking a trip out to a judge’s home to get warrants signed at all hours of the day and night, a police officer simply files it via InsureSign and sends it to the judge. With a tap of a finger or a click of a mouse, the judge can simply and securely sign the warrant – and let the police officer get back to policing.


“Our judges can sign warrants instantly using a computer or a smartphone, and our officers spend much more time protecting our community,” said Officer Hall.

Also, he added, the department is saving a ton on taxpayer-funded gasoline and office supplies, such as printer ink and paper.

Next up: the North Vernon Police Department is rolling out InsureSign to other functions, like HR, to make sure officers and employees can easily and speedily sign administrative forms.

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