Want to ask a question? Click here

Do police have to be certified to use radar?

F.T. Norton

According to Wilmington Police Department spokesman Cpl. Kevin Smith, RADAR operators are certified and have to attend, and pass, additional training to become certified. The training is administered by the State of North Carolina at the N.C. Justice Academy.

By the way, their radar equipment also has to be certified.


Can a law enforcement officer clock two cars at the same time?

How often does the police department conduct traffic enforcement on Independence Boulevard between 17th Street and Carolina Beach Road?

User-contributed question by:

Got a comment about this post or know more about the answer? Click here to let us know!

Bookmark and Share

One Response to “ Do police have to be certified to use radar?”

  1. On May 21, 2013 at 7:15 pm JohnQ wrote:

    However, radar is not necessary to stop/cite someone for speeding. Officers (and generally everyone that can drive) can make a fairly accurate estimate of a vehicle’s speed which will normally stand in court. A recent appealed case did not allow a estimation of 75 in a 70 mph zone, though 5 mph has been upheld in lower speed zones.

Ask a question

Ask a question

If you’re looking for answers about living in coastal North Carolina, you’ve come to the right place. If we don’t have the answer to your question, we’ll find out or try to find someone who does. Hey, that’s our job! So, ask your question below and we’ll do our best to find the answer. Once we do, we’ll post it in an appropriate category.

Can we use your name to credit you by name (no e-mail or other contact information) with this question when we post an answer?
Your question:

Post a comment

Talk to us!

Have a comment about this post or know more about the answer? Use this form to let us know. Note that all comments are moderated and must be approved before they are posted, although you may see your own comments the first time you post them.

Your comment: