Sheriff's Office Has New Tracking Tool

Sheriff's Office Has New Tracking Tool

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Tom Callan, KSL Newsradio You can't run. You can't hide. At least that is the hope of the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, which today will showcase a new tool to track criminals on the run.

It's a black, rubbery bracelet wrapped around a transmitter, and it's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

Curtis Rapp with OmniLink says it will tell whether a suspect went home last night or even where he or she lives. "We can pinpoint down to a few meters in ideal conditions," he said.

It is the latest techno-combo of GPS antennae and cellular transmitter. "It will allow you to pinpoint exactly where you are in Salt Lake City," Rapp said.

The sheriff's office hopes the device will track offenders on the run, indoors and out.

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