Keith Porch

Mansfield police Chief Keith Porch (Richland Source file photo)

MANSFIELD -- Keith Porch appreciates new state grants that will allow the Mansfield Police Department to expand its gun-detection and license plate reader technologies.

But the chief also knows the technology can't replace boots on the ground when it comes to law enforcement.

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