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Today I saw a cop leave his car running while he was on a lunch break in a restaurant for AN HOUR. This may be an extreme example but cops often leave their cars idling in situations where it seemingly would be more advantageous to have the car turned off. Especially in the climate of village and department budget cutbacks, do the departments and sheriffs have a policy against such actions or does anybody even care about wasting taxpayer money? Wasting money, fuel and impacting the environment is what I wonder about.

Asked by Chad

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