Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police in Delta, B.C., Using GPS Darts to Track Vehicles That Flee

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police in Delta, B.C., Using GPS Darts to Track Vehicles That Flee

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B.C. police use GPS darts to track fleeing cars

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DELTA, B.C. - A police department in British Columbia's Lower Mainland is using technology that looks like it is taken from the latest Batman movie to track fleeing vehicles.

Police in Delta have begun using GPS projectiles fired from the grills of their vehicles to track those who won't stop.

With an increasing number of vehicles fleeing officers, Delta police say they began researching options to deal with the problem early last year.

The police department began working with StarChase Pursuit Management Technology, which has developed a GPS projectile that officers can fire at a vehicle to track its location until it stops.

The Delta Police Foundation agreed to fund the project and over the past several months, the police department began working with the company to equip eight vehicles with the technology. …

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