Elk Grove could hire retired cop to review red-light tickets
The Elk Grove Village Police Department may consider hiring a retired police officer to review recorded video of red-light violations.
Currently, a sworn police officer evaluates the recorded traffic violations before issuing red-light tickets, but state law allows retired cops to do the job if a municipality so chooses.
This week, the village board approved changes to the village code that would allow the police department to hire a retired officer for the job, freeing up the on-duty officer for other tasks.
"This gives us flexibility if we so desire," said Mayor Craig Johnson. "We think an officer on duty may be better serving the community on the street."