Laurel city vehicles might get GPS

By Ontario Richardson – bio | email | Twitter

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Some Laurel City Council members are looking to track the movement of city cars.

Councilman George Carmichael proposed adding GPS tracking devices to all city operated vehicles.

Laurel Mayor Melvin Mack said this idea came about because some concerned citizens say police officers are handling personal business on company time.

However, Mayor Mack says he doesn't believe this.

Mack said, "I don't think anyone would misuse, especially as tight as a job is right now. I don't think anyone would misuse and abuse the transportation system here in Laurel."

The council is expected to discuss this matter next Tuesday.

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