Ohio County Cruiser GPS 'Money Well Spent'

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In Ohio County, a GPS system installed in each of their 32 cruisers, tracks where each car is, where it's been, and how fast it's going at all times. If a car exceeds a certain speed, an alert is sent straight to the chief deputy.

All of that information can be viewed on a computer at the station.

"Every deputy wants to get to that call as fast as possible, as safely as possible because that's our job to help people, but in the back of their mind, they know, there is a certain speed you don't exceed and that helps very much," said Sheriff Pat Butler.

The system was purchased more than a year ago and has cut down on gas use. It costs around $32,000. Something Butler said was tax payer money well spent.


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