Ford Motors has created a way for law enforcement bosses to see where their subordinates go and track how they’re driving. Fifty Los Angeles Police Department cruisers have been outfitted with transmitters that send officers’ driving information to their supervisors, and can even tell if the boys in blue are wearing seat belts. The idea is that accountability will lead to better and safer driving behavior.
“From a business standpoint, these are expensive vehicles with expensive employees driving them,” says Bryan Vila, a WSU professor in criminal justice and criminology who researches police performance issues. Vila spent 17 years as a law officer, including nine … Continue reading Ford Police Cruisers Now Tattle When Cops Drive Like Jerks
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