The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) has recently distributed 1,000 new RADAR and LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) speed measurement devices to police agencies across Indiana.  ICJI has graciously provided the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office with 5 RADAR units and one (1) LIDAR unit. The devices were purchased by ICJI using federal dollars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).     
The certified dash mounted moving/stationary RADAR units, equipped with front and rear antennas, will measure the speed of the motoring public in the same and opposite directions.  The certified hand-held LIDAR device will detect speeding vehicles at extended distances through several lanes of traffic and/or obstructions along a roadway, such as trees.  
For decades, the Sheriff’s Office has sought and received grants from the ICJI allowing additional deputies to be deployed to work projects such as Operation Pullover and DUI Task Force.  The new equipment will immediately begin to be installed in unmarked and marked Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles.