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February 28, 2014
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Futuristic tech means safter pursuits for Ga. department

What seems to be futuristic technology is now being used by the Byron Police Department. It's called StarChase


BYRON, Ga. —What seems to be futuristic technology is now being used by the Byron Police Department. It's called StarChase.

It's a three-part system that fires a GPS tracker that connects to a speeding car. The launcher sends a projectile that has an embedded GPS tracker onto a speeding car. That helps police track the car without having to speed behind it. Which means less property damage, injury, or worse. Death.

"I've been injured twice in a police chase myself over my twenty year career. Citizens...have been injured in chases. That's the biggest thing we want to prevent," Police Chief Wesley Cannon said.

Full StoryStarChase make Byron Police chases safer

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