High-tech dart an alternative to high-speed police chases

Delta Police are fitting eight cars with dart guns that can fire a small GPS device at a fleeing vehicles.

Delta Police Department is now looking at fitting eight cars with StarChase Pursuit Management Technology

A high-tech dart shot at cars by police is hoped to end high-speed pursuits in Delta.

Last year, Delta police saw a jump in the number of people failing to stop for police. The department is now looking at fitting eight cars with StarChase Pursuit Management Technology, a small dart shot at fleeing cars that will beam back location information to police.

Dangerous high-speed chases will become unnecessary, as the perpetrator’s location will be known at all times.

Delta is expected to be the first police department in Canada using the technology.

It has been used successfully in the U.S. for the past eight years.

Abbotsford police and Surrey RCMP are also considering using the technology.

 

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