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Radar for local PA police

April 23, 2014

HARRISBURG, PA — Sen. Randy Vulakovich on April 21 introduced legislation that would allow Pennsylvania’s municipal police departments to use radar as a means of speed enforcement.

“Every state but Pennsylvania permits their local police to use radar for monitoring traffic speed. In Pennsylvania, only the state police are authorized to use radar,” said Vulakovich, a former municipal police officer. “We often talk about equipping our officers with the latest and best in technology; however, for some reason Pennsylvania has not yet provided its law enforcement officers with radar technology that has been around since World War II.”

The bill, which has been referred to the Senate Transportation Committee, is supported by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, the Pennsylvania Municipal League, the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs, the Pennsylvania Association of Township Commissioners, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors and the Pennsylvania State Mayors Association.