Examines the different kinds of radar units available to the police.
This report is designed to introduce the future officer to traffic radar. It explains to the future police officer the kind of radar units he/she may encounter on a job, how they work, public opinion of them and touches on the potential health hazards that radar units can present.
“Since its introduction to traffic law enforcement in 1948, radar has been an integral component of vehicular speed measurement. Each year hundreds of thousands of dollars are collected in courts throughout the nation from motorists whose speed was monitored with the aid of this electronic instrument. Today, radars overall efficiency and effectiveness have been greatly enhanced. In spite of its great improvements, radar is currently being scrutinized, questioned, and challenged, not only for its reliability but also for the quality of operator training. ”