Maine chiefs review new tech, but can't buy
By David Hench
Portland Press Herald
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Maine police chiefs were treated to a display of the latest in gizmos and gear Thursday as part of the annual chiefs conference.
But the state of the economy and tight municipal budgets means there won't be many departments able to squeeze the budget for an extra $20,000 for a camera to scan license plates, or $8,000 to buy a Segway - not that that stopped the chiefs from trying them out by zipping down the corridors of the Wyndham Hotel.
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