Move over Batmobile… the Austin, TX police chief just announced the deployment of a GPS tracking device to rival any super hero gadget. The department will be trying a GPS tracking dart ejector for squad cars.  Controlled from a console inside the police vehicle, the device is mounted to the front of the law enforcement vehicle and shoots a sticky dart equipped with GPS tracking technology at the fleeing vehicle.   The device is designed to improve officer and community safety by allowing them to track a suspect’s vehicle without the need to follow it.  Officers have the ability to aim the device as desired from the control console.  The StarChase device is the first to be used in Texas, and was purchased with grant funding.  Each device costs around $4900.


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