GPS / Telematics

N.C. City Begins Tracking City, Police Vehicles with GPS

September 19, 2017

Several police and public works vehicles in the City of Saluda, N.C., are now equipped with GPS tracking, the Tyron Daily Bulletin reported.

Costing the city approximately $120 a month, the GPS technology can be used by police to log miles and traveling speed, and to track what areas an officer has and has not recently patrolled. It can also indicate when and where an officer conducted a traffic stop.

If an officer is out alone on a potentially dangerous call, such as a domestic violence incident, and dispatch is unable to get ahold of the officer, they can use the software to see where the officer is and send back up.

City staff can use the GPS system to help get in contact with public works employees who are out of the office. The software can also be set up to alert when a service such as an oil change is needed.

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