In today's papers (and TV news), I found some interesting stories that kind of just make me want to shake my head...whether in disgust or ackowledgement is still up for debate.
First off...the FWPD is talking about getting GPS locators for their patrol cars (and the Fire Department will follow suit). In light of recent events at the Health department, this should be a no-brainer...I mean as long as there are "take-home" vehicles, it would make sense to see WHERE they might be *if* they are needed ASAP, right? Makes good sense. I mistakenly thought the FWPD already HAD them...silly me. I did know that the FWCS had the locators on their buses, but that is used (primarily) for tracking routes and times (but would get the cavalry comin' in a hurry should a driver have a situation on board too).
It would have been nice to have a few already ON patrol cars so theFWPD could "evaluate" them...and we know there's grant money for stuff like that in abundance. Same could be said of the FWFD. AT about $500K for the FWPD, the investment will be worth the cost.