Apr 15, 2014 1:52 PM

Latest tech assists Pinal County cops with chases

Law enforcement officials in Pinal County are using the latest technology in the pursuit of suspects.

License plate scanners automatically check registrations and driver's records.

Another tool is the phantom spikes.

When you deploy the spike system the gas projectiles shoot the system out onto the ground about 15 to 20 feet besides the vehicle which in then turn and hit and disable the tires. Allows us to take the officer out of spiking a vehicle on the side of the road possibly getting injured possibly getting hit," said one Sheriff's official.

Bringing a suspect to a stop is one thing, but during a pursuit, the SUV can help with the push of a button

One more added feature, a wireless microphone that can record from over a mile away.

"There's no better account than audio and video of the exact crimes that were committed or violations that were committed during the stop," a sheriff's deputy said.

It's a new, innovative product with a simple goal of helping officers do their jobs safer.


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