Police chiefs association supports red light cameras

Friday, March 20, 2009 | 3:11 p.m. CDT; updated 9:37 a.m. CDT, Thursday, July 9, 2009

ST. LOUIS — The executive board of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association is offering support for red light cameras.

Forty chiefs who are members of the board signed a resolution backing the use of the cameras. The announcement on Wednesday came about a week after the St. Louis Police Officers Association announced it opposes the use of red light cameras, saying they don't constitute good law enforcement and are simply a way to make money.

But the resolution by the police chiefs association says the cameras are a useful tool in an overall traffic safety program.

About 30 Missouri communities use cameras to enforce traffic signals.


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