Sheriff's office gets system to find stolen vehicles - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Sheriff's office gets system to find stolen vehicles

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - The Crittenden County sheriff's office
has a new electronic tracking device to help find stolen vehicles.
Investigator Thomas Martin says the Lo Jack Stolen Vehicle Recovery
System has been installed in six department vehicles.

In addition to allowing the office to find those cars if they're
stolen, the system will allow officers to find cars whose owners
have also equipped their vehicles with the Lo Jack system.

Car dealerships sell the system for about 600 dollars. The
system was installed in the county vehicles for free because law
enforcement is key to its effectiveness, Martin says.

With the Lo Jack system, a silent hidden transmitter can be
activated when a vehicle is stolen. It sends a signal to a receiver
in an officer's patrol car. The signal makes a sound that gets
louder as the receiver moves closer to the stolen vehicle.

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