People in Mansfield may soon be seeing a few more patrol cars along their roads. That's after Mayor Curtis McCoy tells Fox 33 the city's signed onto L.A.C.E. That stands for Local Agency Compensated Enforcement. It encourages local law enforcement officers to work patrols on their regularly scheduled days off, at time and a half above their normal hourly pay.
Until now, L.A.C.E. has been restricted to DeSoto Parish Sheriff's deputies and state police, but now Mansfield police officers will also be able to participate.
Mayor McCoy tells us more cars on the road can help keep people from speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol. "The program will reduce the cases of speeders and drunk drivers, in addition to decreasing the number of accidents in the city. This is in no way to harass our citizens, but instead make our community safer," he said.
The program is set to kick off for Mansfield this summer.