Are police departments cutting down on car patrols to save money on gas?



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    When gas prices spiked lots of police departments (including the NYPD) cut down on gas, but as prices have dropped its not clear (based on the media) whether departments have returned to their earlier consumption rates or not. A full article is here: (, and in it, it says the Houston Police Department is buying 50 new hybrids, so any measures like that that departments have taken will obviously reduce gas use in the long run.

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