Wheeling debates need for two officers per cruiser

By Keri Brown

kbrown@bethanywv.edu

A law that has been on the books in Wheeling since the early 1970s is stirring some debate. The law requires two officers for each police cruiser.

The police chief and some residents are campaigning to repeal the law.  But others say the requirement is needed for the safety of officers and to fight crime. The law was the subject of a community meeting Tuesday night.

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