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Q: How much income is generated in a year by the police department with its traffic citations and how is that money spent?

A: Glenn Smith, the town of Payson's chief financial officer, said the town gets all court fines and fees in a lump sum, the traffic ticket fines are not broken out. For the 2003-2004 fiscal year, the town received $192,448 in fines and fees from the courts. All the money goes into the town's general fund, Smith said.

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