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JPD to propose new agreement with wrecker operators

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson Police want to improve the current agreement they have with tow truck operators.  This proposed agreement would make sure all wrecker companies JPD recommends for accident victims meet certain requirements.

The business must be located in Jackson.  They must have adequate equipment and must be able to house at least 20 cars.  Currently, there are 16 wrecker companies on the wrecker service rotation agreement JPD uses. 

Deputy Chief Lindsey Horton said people have voiced concerns over inconsistent towing rates.

"If an individual has an occasion to have their vehicle towed, be it a mile, two miles, it should be consistent relative to how much that person is charged.  If an individual has an occasion to call for a wrecker, obviously that person has encountered some misfortune.  We don't want to add insult to injury," said Chief Horton.

A public hearing for Jackson drivers was held at city hall Thursday.  Most city council members were in attendance, but no one showed up to speak.  Next Thursday there will be a public hearing on this issue for wrecker service operators.

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