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GPS tracking planned for St. Louis police

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By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Global positioning devices will soon track St. Louis police cars.

Police Chief Dan Isom says that he believes the system will reduce response times by allowing dispatchers and supervisors to better determine which cars are closest to incidents. He hopes to have the system fully in place by the end of the year.

But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that some members of the police union are unhappy with use of the tracking system and wonder if it will keep track of supervisors, too.

Isom says St. Louis is already behind the times. Many other agencies in the region, including St. Louis County police, have used GPS tracking for years.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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