The Mount Olive Police Department was the first law enforcement agency in the county to install surveillance cameras around town as a tool to combat crime.
Now, it may be the first to have traffic control signs that alert motorists of their speed and have the capability of taking photos of the license tags of speeding cars.
Four signs have been purchased with Powell Aid funds. The signs are currently being equipped for use.
Officials say the signs, hopefully, will be operational by the end of the month.
They will be located at various places throughout town where speeding is an issue.
The locations will be decided by police.
It will allow police authority to issue speeding tickets that can result in costly fines and points against a driver’s license.
Public works employee Justin Hill is installing the final touches on the new lighted signs.