Duluth Expected to Regain Radar Gun Use Soon

Service Delivery Strategy dispute settlement between Gwinnett County and its cities last week cleared way for Duluth application to move forward.


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.

Mack February 14, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Those of you who know the Duluth Police and their radar useage know that they will use them in order to make up for lost income. More cities in the county will be getting theirs back. Do not believe in speeding but since the Police departments around the county have lost use of radar they will be out in force to attempt to make up for lost revenue.
Courtney February 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM
The Duluth Gestapo will be out in force. Higher Insurance rates for all the citizens of Duluth! Yeah!
Average Joe February 21, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Has anyone collected and reviewed data such as accident rates, etc.? Since there was such a lengthy period without laser/radar use, it would be interesting to see trends or lack thereof.


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