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Use of new radar for Badin Police delayed, chief says

Enforcement of speeding laws with new equipment for the Badin Police Department has been delayed, according to comments made at the latest town council meeting.

Police Chief Stephen Smith, speaking to the Town Council for the police report, said the staff has new equipment to enforce speeding laws more accurately. However, the staff has been waiting for classes at Stanly Community College in order to train the officers in its use.

Smith, who said the town now has five full-time officers and one part-time, said only one officer is certified to use the equipment.

He said he has increased patrols to stop more cars.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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