Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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January 1, 2013

Chief: GPD is prepared for holiday

GLASGOW — Midnight may be the pinnacle of New Year’s Eve for most people, but for Glasgow police, the interesting parts of their evening start much earlier.

Glasgow Police Department Chief Guy Turcotte said the majority of the issues they would handle would involve things like loud music and other noises, domestic disputes and various fights, fireworks and guns being shot into the air. The officers starting their shifts in the afternoon would probably be busier even than those working all night, he said.

That didn’t mean the department wasn’t prepared for party-goers.

Because of increased awareness, fewer people seem to be going out and drinking and driving, he said, but there are still too many who wrongly think they haven’t had too much alcohol to get behind a wheel.

Although one officer would be especially assigned for driving-under-the-influence enforcement, “the entire shift will be on alert for impaired drivers,” Turcotte said. “We’re very meticulous about our traffic enforcement when it comes to the holidays.”

Staffing the holiday, when a few more officers than normal are needed to work, usually isn’t difficult, Turcotte said. Officers work their normally scheduled shift, and volunteers are requested to fill in the extra spots; typically he doesn’t have to draft anyone.

For the full story, read the Jan. 2 print or e-edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.

 

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