The Tolendo Blade
Regional cooperation almost always creates more efficient and effective government. But when law enforcement agencies cooperate to save lives and tax dollars, the results are even better.
Law enforcement agencies in northwest Ohio, and throughout the state, can start such a joint effort by participating in a demonstration this month of a new GPS technology that ends, or significantly mitigates, the carnage and damage resulting from high-speed chases.
The tracking system by StarChase Technology fires, from a small cannon installed in the grille of a police car, a sticky dart-like GPS tag to fleeing vehicles. When the device attaches to the target vehicle, officers can track its movement in real time on computers, eliminating the need for high-speed pursuit.