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Thursday, September 13, 2018

OPP Have New Black Cat Radar

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

At the request of OPP, Brockton is providing its area police with a state of the art radar.

At the request of the OPP, Brockton is providing its Police department with a new state of the art portable radar system.

Deputy Mayor Dan Gieruszak says it will serve as a valuable tool to assist police with traffic control.

The portable surveillance Black Cat Radar system will be moved from place to place around Brockton to capture the images of speeders and their license plates.

The new and updated surveillance technology will replace the old Spy Cam that was stolen, vandalized and then later returned to police.

Gieruszak says in the future they hope to add GPS to the radar system to ensure this will not happen again.

Along with helping to capture speeders, the new radar system will also assist officers with traffic control and surveying speeding issues in the community.

According the Police Service Board the Black Cat Radar model is more advanced than the former Spy Cam system providing detailed statistics including the sizes of vehicles speeding which can assist officers in making more informed arrests.

These statistics says the Police Service Board may also be helpful in laying charges against commercial vehicles which can pose a greater safety concern than small passenger vehicles.

Speeding in town is an issue that concerns many Walkerton residents, Gieruszak says the new surveillance equipment will help address that.

He says it all about public safety.


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