SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) -- Spanish Fork's police chief wants rank-and-file officers to be able to use their cars for personal reasons such as shopping and going to the bank.
That's so the cars are on the street more often and more visible to the public.
Chief Dee Rosenbaum says when people see marked police cars they feel safer. And, those who might be contemplating lawlessness might think twice.
Spanish Fork police officers who do not reside in Spanish Fork would be allowed to drive to and from home, but would not be allowed to use the vehicles for personal use.
Rosenbaum made his proposal to the City Council, which will discuss the idea again in a couple of weeks.
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