The new law enforcement tool will be paid for with proceeds from the city’s red light camera program.
The camera at South Florida Avenue and Beacon Road needs to be relocated. LPD has suggested two alternate locations.
On Tuesday evening just before 9 p.m., 27-year-old Hector Daniel Lugo was trying to walk across busy U.S. 98 North near Griffin Road when he was hit by a car and then struck again by a second car, Lakeland police say. Paramedics rushed him to Lakeland Regional Health, where he died a short time later. […]
The city of Lakeland has designed its own program that uses advances in artificial intelligence to make traffic signals smarter by reacting to dumb decisions made by drivers who rocket into intersections trying to beat red lights. And now that program is about to expand from four intersections to 25.
All of Lakeland’s sworn police officers will be equipped with body cameras, under a contract approved unanimously by the City Commission today. The contract with Axon Enterprises Inc. provides police with more equipment than they initially sought and keeps first-year expenses below the budgeted amount.