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Police Enforcement Tactics and Equipment by State


To properly protect yourself from an expensive speeding ticket, you first need to have an understanding of the equipment and the tactics police use in the area you live or plan on traveling to.


Because of this we have created this section of our site.

Since the inception of our website RadarBusters back in 1996, we have accumulated the following data from customers, our forum, from our law enforcement contacts and through public information inquires in an attempt to provide you with the most accurate and comprehensive data available.

However some of the data maybe dated, as an example the notation of the use of X-band in South Dakota.

This entry was made in 2007 when we encountered an X-band radar gun during the Sturgis motorcycle rally, which was used by the National Park Service at Mount Rushmore National Park.

Because of this it’s recommended that you click on the corresponding state you’re interested in obtaining data and review additional notes.

You’re also encouraged to make your own contribution in our endeavor by adding your comment, in the comment area on the corresponding page(s).



State Aircraft X-Band K-Band Ka-Band POP Laser TSR ENRAD VASCAR Automated
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Aircraft: Colored green means that speeding ticket enforcement has been documented
X-Band: Colored blue indicates that police agencies in that state have used X-Band in the past 5-years
K-Band: Colored yellow indicates that police agencies in that state use K-band radar guns.
Ka-Band: Colored brown indicates that police agencies in that state use Ka-band radar guns.
POP: Colored red indicates that police agencies in that state have radar guns manufactured by MPH Industries capable of POP Mode.
Laser: Colored lime indicates that police agencies in that state use police lidar.
TSR: Colored purple indicate that Traffic Flow Sensors are in use in that state. (These interfere with some radar detectors as they operated on K-band)
ENRAD: Colored red indicate the use of ENRAD laser based enforcement.
VASCAR: Colored green indicates that police agencies int that state use VASCAR speed enforcement equipment.
Automated: Colored blue indicates that police agencies in that state utilize photo speed enforcement.


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