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After reviewing what’s up in nearby communities, Natick will now be charging private companies who want police cruisers at road construction sites an additional $25 an hour. Selectmen approved the charge last week.
The town had charged, on average, $37 per hour to have an officer on site as part of a detail to help traffic maneuver around construction and or sites, according to Natick Police Chief James Hicks . Until now, companies have not been charged an additional fee if they wanted or needed a cruiser.
Other communities, by comparison, charge on average $100 a day to $10 an hour, Hicks said.