LIBERTY - The City Council agreed to purchase four portable radios Thursday for the police department and promised to consider requests for other equipment for the police force.
Police Chief Ron Whited said two officers furnish their own radios and most of the other radios are old and need replacing. "We've got two good radios that we can depend on," he said. He said an extra handheld radio also will be needed in the future when a resource officer is hired to patrol Casey County schools.
Whited suggested purchasing radios like the county uses. He said the cost is $275 each. The radios may be purchased through a special price by purchasing two and getting one free.
The city voted to buy four radios and amended the budget to reflect the purchase.
The city also is considering purchasing Taser guns at the recommendation of the Kentucky League of Cities. The guns stun a person for about two minutes but does not harm them. He said the cost usually runs $400 each.