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Colorado's biggest speed trap?

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(KUSA)  Just a few miles north of the Oklahoma border sits Officer Brad Viner, Campo, Colorado's sole police officer who helps rake in more than 90 percent of the town's revenue.

"Yes, Campo thrives on tickets," officer Viner said with a chuckle during an interview with 9Wants to Know. "Basically, the police department pays for the town."

Campo tops the list of towns across the state that rely the most on traffic and court fee revenues, according to an extensive analysis of 270 town budgets by NBC affiliate KUSA and Rocky Mountain PBS.

Campo, population 107, brings in 93 percent of its revenue through traffic enforcement and court fees. The state average is about 4 percent, according to the 2013 data obtained through the Department of Local Affairs.

But beyond the fa?ade of a typical small town, a scandal over what happened to some of the town's ticket revenue has injected tension between residents and those who run the local government.

Read more at KUSA's website. 
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