St. Joe police loan radar guns to citizens

Thursday, May 8, 2008

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- St. Joseph residents will get radar guns to nail speeders in their neighborhoods under a new program with the police department.

The new program was prompted by the limited number of officers available to catch speeders and because police want residents to become more involved in their neighborhoods.

The department is seeking sponsors to buy two $395 reconditioned radar guns to start the program.

Volunteers will run radar as part of a two-person team. One person will clock any vehicle traveling more than 10 mph over the speed limit, and the other person will write down the license plate and type of vehicle.

Later, if police find the license plate and vehicle description match, a warning letter will be sent to the car's registered owner.

Information from: St. Joseph News-Press,

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