Under a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) conducted a series of focus groups with a diverse panel of peace officers and prosecutors to determine the issues prolonging DUI/DWI arrest time. The majority stated a desire for a standardized and simplified DUI/DWI report that would allow officers to complete a DUI/DWI arrest in less time. Based on the data gathered in these focus groups, TMPA designed a DUI/DWI reporting system that allows peace officers to enter arrest information online and print out a variety of completed forms based on this information. The system is known as LEADRS (Law Enforcement Advanced DUI/DWI Reporting System).
The Texas LEADRS pilot program went online in 2004 and has far exceeded performance expectations. While initially designed to reduce DUI/DWI arrest reporting time by 30%, LEADRS users have reported that the program has reduced their reporting time by up to 50%.