LIBERTY - Local police officers will be better equipped after action Tuesday by the City Council.
The council voted to spend more than $18,000 for radar units and video cameras for cruisers, three Tazer guns and a handgun.
Police Chief Ron Whited made the request for the equipment in an earlier meeting and compiled a list of costs of each item.
The Tazer guns are used to stun a person in a life threatening situation. Whited said.
The Kentucky League of Cities recommend that cities have Tazer guns and in-car video cameras, the chief said.
The video cameras will be in cruisers and can film when police stop a suspect or speeder.
Whited said the cameras can save time for officers in court appearances and help with police complaints.
"We can write more citations if we had radar," he said. He said the radar equipment is needed for each cruiser to help stop speeders especially on the bypass, and Hustonville and Middleburg streets.