Access Idaho’s OnTheGo Helps City of Meridian Police Collect Funds for K9 Unit

Mobile Payment Service Processes Nearly $1,000 in One Day

April 06, 2018 07:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

BOISE, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The City of Meridian Police Department had everything they needed to raise money for their K9 Unit except a way to take electronic payments. That’s when they called upon Access Idaho.

“Access Idaho was a fantastic partner during this fundraising effort”

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“Access Idaho provided us with equipment to accept credit card payments for our March event, which really boosted donations,” said Berle Stokes, Patrol Lieutenant for the Meridian Police Department.

A Meridian business donated 1,000 Meridian Police themed stuffed dogs, with all proceeds from their sale earmarked for Meridian’s K9 Unit.

“To date, we have raised well over $10,000,” Stokes added. “The money will be used to provide advanced training for our canine teams and purchase ballistic vests for all the dogs. We also hope to use future monies to perhaps purchase another canine.”

Access Idaho processes payments for other City of Meridian departments, including the Mayor’s Office, Community Development, the Clerk’s Office and Public Works.

“Access Idaho was a fantastic partner during this fundraising effort,” Stokes said.

OnTheGo uses NIC’s secure payment processor that takes Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, and Discover. For more information about OnTheGo, visit

About Access Idaho

Access Idaho is the administrator of Idaho’s official Web portal ( and provider of electronic government solutions for the state. The network manager for the portal is Idaho Information Consortium, a subsidiary of digital government firm NIC.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 12,000 digital government services for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at


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