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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, OH (Toledo News Now) -

PerrysburgTownship Police are getting new gadgets they say will help them better servethe public.

Oneis called a spotting scope. The scopes can see about 1,000 yards away and willbe 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 withthe naked eye, making it easier for SWAT members and police to see dangerahead.

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

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

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

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