Police Chief Randy Belcher anticipates that the Duluth Police Department will regain use of radar guns or laser to track and catch speeders in two weeks or so.
Belcher said Monday that the department had submitted its application to the state for Most Favored Cities status in anticipation of Duluth’s permit expiring on Dec. 31, 2010. "I expect our paperwork to be approved in about two weeks," Belcher said.
The Feb. 7 settlement of the Service Delivery Strategy dispute between Gwinnett County and its cities and approval of the agreement by the judge in the case two days later cleared the way for Duluth’s application to move forward.
Gwinnett Police and city police departments in the county had been unable to use radar guns or laser until an SDS settlement was reached. Duluth officials estimated the inability to use radar guns had cost the city $1 million in revenue from speeding tickets.