By: Tatevik Aprikyan, Q13Fox
West says some police agencies have scaled back pursuits; Snohomish County implemented a new pursuit policy last year that has dropped chases significantly, others like the Seattle Police Department do it on a case-by-case basis.
New technology is being tested elsewhere in the country, like darts fired from police cars in Arvado, Colorado, that allow officers to track suspect vehicles using GPS. The department says it costs $5,000 to install the darts and $1,000 for each additional year.
“That’s the main objective to have something like this, to keep our officers safe and to keep the community safe,” said Jill McGranahan with the Arvado Police Department.
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