Local law enforcement agencies get new radar equipment

By WKTV News

DEERFIELD, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Utica Police and Oneida County Sheriff's Recruits teamed up for a unique outdoor class, Wednesday.

They gathered at the Deerfield Fire Department to learn about new speed-tracking radar equipment, its intricacies and its potential problems.

The class was also dedicated towards helping them to improve their speed estimation skills, because they believe that a human element is also important to have as a supplement to the radar, when a ticket is issued.

"There has to be a combination of the radar and the officer's speed estimate," said Oneida County Sheriff's Department officer, Lt. James McCarthy.

In addition, special grants have made many speed enforcement roadblocks possible. 

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