PA State Troopers Increase Patrols to Aid Philly Police


According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania state police are taking over traffic law enforcement on 32 miles of state highways currently patrolled by Philadelphia police. The action will to free city cops for other crime fighting duties.

In all, the use of the troopers will save the city at least $6 million. Philadelphia police are desperate for resources to combat a daunting murder rate, and the use of troopers for the traffic duty will free 63 city police officers who can be sent to high-crime areas that are currently underpatrolled, the paper said.



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