Dept. of Driver Services Commissioner Announces New Grant Funding for State’s Electronic Conviction Processing System (GECPS)

November 1, 2018

State Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Spencer R. Moore recently announced the receipt of a grant award in the amount of $186,036.97 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to support, maintain and upgrade the State of Georgia Electronic Conviction Processing System (GECPS). GECPS provides a secure, electronic transmission of conviction data from Georgia courts to meet a Federally-mandated timeframe for posting convictions to individual driving records within ten days of adjudication.

“I appreciate the continued support from GOHS.  This funding will help strengthen our court outreach efforts, implement system upgrades, and ultimately improve the timeliness and accuracy of court reported convictions that qualify for addition to a driver’s driving record,” said Commissioner Moore.

GECPS requires Georgia’s 902 courts to submit convictions in a standard format, and then correct and resubmit any convictions containing errors. In recent years, the GECPS program has undergone a massive modernization process, largely due to funding awarded through GOHS.  The new funding will allow DDS to maintain the necessary levels of oversight and development of the GECPS program through the retention of the GECPS Outreach Program Manager—who works personally with Georgia’s court personnel for training and direction--and a web developer, who will continue the program upgrades and updates.

DDS reminds customers that many services such as renewing or replacing a license/ID are available from the free mobile app, DDS 2 GO, available at the App Store and on Google Play.