Calif. City Tightens Take-Home Police Vehicles

April 21, 2014

The Riverside (Calif.) Police Department's officers will no longer be able to use their city-issued patrol cars to run errands or take their family to dinner following a change in the agency's take-home vehicle policy.

The move is expected to reduce the city's liability for accidents, Police Chief Sergio Diaz told the Riverside Press Enterprise.

The change comes into effect with the new labor contract negotiated between the city and its police officers' union. In the past, the City of Riverside didn't track the use of take-home cars.

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