Cambridge Police Department Celebrates Anniversary

POSTED BY: News Department
Monday, July 21, 2003 - 04:19 PM
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A local law enforcement agency celebrates its one hundred year anniversary. The Cambridge police department has been serving the community for a century. The new police chief Richard Wayt said he can remember starting twenty-five years ago, and the technology has drastically changed. “When I first started we were lucky if we even had a portable radio to take with us when we’re in the car, on the beat. Sometimes, we would be out with no radio at all,” said Wayt. He said the newest piece of equipment is the laptop computers put in the patrol cars. These allow officers to look up license plate information in a matter of seconds. Wayt said this leads to greater efficiency. “That’s really a tremendous help to the officers when they’re out on the street. And it takes away from having to have the dispatcher run so much traffic over the radio when they’re able to do that stuff right in the car,” said Wayt. Tomorrow is the Wayt’s official first day as the police chief. He will be sworn in during a ceremony Wednesday at one o’clock in Cambridge.

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