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Commissioners discuss APD take-home policy

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Albany's Police Chief wants city commissioners to allow more officers to take their police cars home.

Chief John Proctor says the city has take home program now but it's not fully implemented.

He says expanding it would help officers become more visible to the public and help officers respond more quickly to high-risk situations.

Some commissioners say they want to make sure officers don't misuse the vehicles for personal trips or to transport family members.

"It's more accountable, you hold the folks attached to the vehicle accountable for the upkeep of it, or for anything that happens to it...I just think it's a great benefit," said Proctor.

Proctor says it would cost around $450,000 to outfit the rest of the officers, but that price includes new vehicles along with all of the equipment.

Chief proctor suggested using older city vehicles to help save money.


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