Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Law enforcement and manufacturers are fighting back copper theives with technology

Copper thefts continue to be a major problem in some jurisdictions. While the copper wire stolen may be a minor part of a building infrastructure, HVAC, or roofing, the damaged caused in stealing the commodity can stretch many times the cost of loss. Manufacturers and law enforcement are fighting back with technology. Read the attached story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Crime wave watch -- small towns reducing police staff suffer crime increases

While the crime report numbers are too small to suggest much about a trend, it is interesting to observe that a few small towns that greatly reduced or eliminated their law enforcement budgets are now suffering from being 'free-crime' zones, or so it seems. Read the article and make your own conclusions.