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MPD Awarded Speed Detectors through a Grant Share

Nov 18, 2019  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

The Mar­i­on Police Depart­ment is adding three new state-of-the-art speed detec­tors to their fleet, thanks to a grant admin­is­tered through the Indi­ana Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Insti­tute (ICJI) in part­ner­ship with the Nation­al High­way Traf­fic Safe­ty Asso­ci­a­tion (NHT­SA).

Short­ly after Mar­i­on Police Offi­cer Drew Tit­tle took over MPD’s Oper­a­tion Pull Over” pro­gram in May of 2018, he com­plet­ed a ques­tion­naire about speed-detect­ing units and sub­mit­ted it to the ICJI and NHT­SA. In return, Offi­cer Tit­tle received three new detec­tors val­ued in total at approx­i­mate­ly $8,400.00. Two are dash-mount­ed radar units and one is a hand-held LASER unit. 

Offi­cer Tit­tle explained that offi­cers spend a major­i­ty of their shift in a police car respond­ing to calls for ser­vice and mon­i­tor­ing vehi­cle traf­fic. These units will assist us in mak­ing sure the streets in Mar­i­on are as safe as we can make them by help­ing us enforce speed lim­its set by state and local gov­ern­ment,” said Tittle.

He added, The units are giv­en to offi­cers who work a lot of OPO” and pro­duce a lot of results. Addi­tion­al­ly, the units are vehi­cle spe­cif­ic, so they are usu­al­ly giv­en to offi­cers with new­er vehi­cles so that the life of the units are optimized.”

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