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A Boston Police officer stands watch outside a home in the Roslindale. (Charles Krupa/AP)
A Boston Police officer stands watch outside a home in the Roslindale. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Boston Police Cruisers could soon be outfitted with GPS tracking devices, which is raising some concerns among police officers.

The change is included in a new contract that the city and the patrol officers union agreed to, which still needs the approval of the Boston City Council. Many police departments across the country already use such technology.

But some police officers worry about the extra surveillance, and whether that will make it harder for them to do their work such as meeting confidential sources.

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Tom Nolan, former Boston Police Officer and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at SUNY Plattsburgh.

This segment aired on November 19, 2013.

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