StarChase GPS Technology Helps Apprehend Missouri Suspect
Thursday, July 02, 2020 | Comments

StarChase announced the safe apprehension of a suspect who fled from law enforcement officers during an attempted traffic stop. Greene County, Missouri, deputies were able to safely de-escalate a high-risk vehicle event and prevent community danger by deploying StarChase GPS technology, a statement said.

On the morning of June 25, a Greene County deputy identified a stolen vehicle. When the deputy attempted to pull the vehicle over, the car fled. During the pursuit, the pickup truck went through a fence on a dead-end road. To reduce risk, deputies used their StarChase launcher to deploy a GPS tag onto the fleeing vehicle. Deputies then safely tracked coordinates from the StarChase GPS tag to the 200 block of N. Hilton Avenue, where deputies apprehended the driver.

“With law enforcement practices under scrutiny, StarChase is proud to be a part of the solution toward safe community policing,” said Trevor Fischbach, president, StarChase. “Since inception, our mission has been to reduce negative outcomes surrounding pursuits across all communities. Our de-escalation tools provide law enforcement with proven tactics to end high-risk vehicle events safely while protecting communities from risk.”

Safely managing high-risk vehicle events is an ever-present challenge for law enforcement. The decision to pursue is often driven by policy, training and technology available to the agency. StarChase’s GPS solutions allow agencies to reduce potential risk and liability. Tagging and tracking the vehicle provides real-time visibility for agency members during emergency response, while removing inherent pursuit risk. StarChase technology also supports safe distancing and helps law enforcement scale their resources.

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