The Cadiz Police Department has been awarded a grant from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.
A news release says the department received 18-thousand dollars to allow the department to equip each cruiser with a mobile data computer. Chief Hollis Alexander says almost all paperwork that is required to be completed by officers is done on a computer and that the mobile data terminals will allow the officer to take them wherever they go and complete their paperwork in a more timely manner.
The device will allow an officer to obtain vehicle and driver information in the field, to include stolen vehicles, wanted individuals or drivers who have no license or a suspended license.
Eight of the units will be purchased in the coming weeks and assigned to officers.