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Police Adding to Law Enforcement Tool Box

(La Porte, IN) - Speeders along with criminals in the City of La Porte could be in for a real surprise.  During a Wednesday night workshop of city department heads, La Porte Assistant Police Chief  Nathan Thode said 10 new police vehicles have been ordered to modernize what’s become an aging fleet.


Not only will two of the new police vehicles not be the same color as the vehicles in the current fleet, the new models will be unmarked, he said.  Thode indicated the unmarked cars will be placed in high traffic areas to crack down on speeding and other moving violations.


He also reported a third K-9 dog will be added to the department.  The extra dog, paid for primarily with donations, will allow a K-9 to be available on every shift to do things like uncover drugs and chase down fleeing offenders.   “We’ll have a third K-9 working within the city hopefully by summer time,” Thode said.

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