Boston police officers wary of GPS for cruisers
Fear too much scrutiny of police under city’s plan
By Maria Cramer | Globe Staff | November 18, 2013
The pending use of GPS tracking devices, slated to be installed in
Boston police cruisers, has many officers worried that commanders will
monitor their every move while supervisors insist the system will
improve their response to emergencies.
The change, a result of contract negotiations between the city and
the patrol officers union, puts Boston in league with small-town
departments across the state and big-city agencies across the country
that have installed global positioning systems in cruisers.
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