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Do police have to be certified to use radar?

F.T. Norton
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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.

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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.



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