MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The W.Va. State Police Martinsburg detachment is asking Berkeley County to help catch speeders by footing the bill for one or more new radar guns.
Sgt. J.R. Adams went to the Berkeley County Commission Thursday asking for funding for one to four new radar guns, which he said would cost about $1,000 each.
"The wish list is four, but I'll take what I can get if you're interested," said Adams, who told commissioners about five of the barrack's 16 troopers don't have radar guns in their vehicles.
Moving the mounted radar guns from vehicle to vehicle shortens the life span, he said.
The investment would pay off for the county in additional revenue from speeding tickets, portions of which are earmarked for the Berkeley County Board of Education, the Eastern Regional Jail, the county court system and local law enforcement training, Adams said.