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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Take-Home Police Cruisers: Driving Away Crime or Driving Up Costs?

The Fort Wayne City Council, like many city councils, allow Fort Wayne police officers to take their cruisers home and use them off duty.  Is it a crime deterrent (as this article claims) or a feel good policy that Fort Wayne cops have come to see as a benefit of the job (the question raised in this article)? [Michele Berry]

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