Police officers to pay for taking patrol cars home

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - In a push to save on fuel expenses and avoid a public relations black eye, the Idaho Falls police chief plans to have officers who live outside the city limits and drive their patrol cars to and from work start paying a mileage fee.
Police Chief Steve Roos estimated the move will save the department about $10,000 annually.
"There's the whole gas issue, and what offends