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Lawrence gets GPS to safely track suspects

Posted at 4:48 PM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 16:48:14-05

LAWRENCE, Ind. – The Lawrence Police Department says it will soon be using technology to track runaway suspects via GPS, which will keep things safer and less volatile when someone takes off to flee from officers.

It’s technology that’s been tested successfully in Florida, but Lawrence would be the first place in Indiana to use it.

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The City of Lawrence was awarded $14,000 through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute’s competitive Edward Byrne Memorial Grant to fund the project, which will use StarChase’s pursuit management system.

Watch our video in the player above to learn more about how the technology works, and why it could cut down on suspects running away from officers to begin with.


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