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Perrysburg Twp Police get hi-tech gadgets

Maia Belay checks out one of the new sniper scopes. Maia Belay checks out one of the new sniper scopes.

Perrysburg Township Police are getting new gadgets they say will help them better serve the public.

One is called a spotting scope. The scopes can see about 1,000 yards away and will be used by township officers and members of the Northern Regional SWAT Unit. The scopes will give police a clear view of what's nearly impossible to see with the naked eye, making it easier for SWAT members and police to see danger ahead.

Police cruisers will soon be fitted with new touch-screen computers, as well.

"If the officers are writing reports throughout the night, when I come in the morning, I'll be able to look at all of those reports just through my computer at home," explained Deputy Chief Gilmore. "So the communication link will be that much better for the 24-hour period."

These new tools that will help with communication and accuracy are just some of the things police say help them serve the community more efficiently.

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