Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder, at the Tuesday City Council meeting, requested permission from the council to apply for a grant to purchase a LiDAR unit.
The LTI TruSpeed SX LiDAR unit, or Light Detection and Ranging, will improve accuracy of officers acquiring targets for speed enforcement.
The grant will be applied for through the Wyoming Traffic Safety Grant Program in the amount of the purchase of the unit for $8,776.
Carder said the unit will help the department with traffic control during high-traffic times in the summer, and explained that the LiDAR unit can also be used for crash scene diagramming with its mapping hardware, and also can be used in buildings to reconstruct crime scenes that can be used in court.
He explained more about how the unit will benefit the city during summer high-traffic months.
Carder said the amount of the grant will come out of the department's 2013 budget if they are awarded the grant.
The council approved the application for the grant.