StarChase in beta test with L.A. police department
StarChase announced it signed a letter of intent with the Los Angeles Police Department to beta test its vehicle tagging-and-tracking solution. The solution lets officers fire a plum-sized device at a vehicle, whether it is moving or stationary, at a range of 30 feet. When the device strikes the vehicle, it immediately affixes using a specially formulated epoxy.
The system, which is CAD and AVL compatible, uses low-pressure compressed air (85 PSI) to launch the tagging device — about what a paintball gun uses to fire a pellet, which is considered non-lethal force. An officer can fire the device while inside the vehicle, or when walking towards the suspect using a hand-held wireless device.