Acadian Monitoring Will Be Tracking In Sorrento
SORRENTO, La. (AP) — The Sorrento Town Council has voted 5-0 to hire Acadian Monitoring Services to attach GPS tracking devices to police cruisers and tractors in a move to closely monitor their operations.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/MKtC0y ) the cost would be about $257 per Global Positioning System device as well as $23 a month for each device served by AT&T's network.
Steven LaPorte, a representative of Acadian Monitoring, says the devices would record police response times and give officials instant locations of employee vehicles.
LaPorte says the information in each GPS tracking device can be saved for up to 120 days.
Police Chief Earl Theriot Jr., who will serve as GPS system administrator, said the town has seven police cruisers, three tractors and one truck that will be equipped with the devices.