I have been trying really hard lately to figure out why some city Police and Sheriff run radar, while others don't. In Santa Barbara, the city squad cars have no speed measuring devices at all, but the city motorbikes occasionally hide and use either radar or laser. Very rarely do they do speed enforcement. I have personally only seen one officer shooting traffic once in three years.
So, why do some Police Departments and Sheriffs Offices use radar and laser and others don't run radar or laser at all? Who decides if a department using speed enforcement (radar-laser)? And who controls how heavily enforced certain cities are?
I also wonder where all the CHP officers are because they're never in Santa Barbara...never. Any explanations to above questions?
Thanks in advanced.