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

April 03, 2018

BOISE, Idaho

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

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 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.

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

NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) launched the digital government industry in 1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is the nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1 out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an NIC service. The Company launched the nation’s first personal assistant for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform, RxGov®. More information is available at