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Cherokee County Sheriff's Office receives radar systems from Kansas Highway Patrol

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If you're planning on driving through Cherokee County you may want to slow down. Law enforcement officials now have new equipment in their patrol cars...and it didn't cost them a dime.

 

Proper equipment is crucial...and for Cherokee County Deputy, Dean Kidd, making sure his equipment is up to date and set for traffic patrol is a critical part of the job.

"The older ones, we didn't really have a lot of the rear radar for the old ones. So you really couldn't do much traffic for speed going opposite or the same in the rear." he says.

Thanks to a donation from the Kansas Highway Patrol - the department has received seven radar systems to replace current ones in the vehicles.

"With these new radar systems we were able to upgrade the radar systems in over half of our patrol fleet." says Sheriff David Groves.

The last time the department updated their radar system was over 5 years ago...so with the donation - comes new improvements to the system, which makes pin pointing speed an easy task.

"Everyday when I start my shift, I do a self test on the radar myself - that's programmed into the system, And I use a pair of tuning forks that should match the speed of the tune, to the radar." Kidd says.

Replacing the units for the entire patrol could cost thousands of dollars...so Groves is thankful that the donation is making the roadways safer.

"The new system it helps us determine the speed of oncoming traffic as well as traffic away from the units, so our hope with them being deployed out on the highway we'll be able to make the roadways safer." he says.

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