Long Island police department using GPS darts to help avoid high-speed chases

The Old Westbury Police Department in Nassau County, New York is getting a new tool to track cars that try to evade police. It’s called StarChase.

Before police even turn their lights on, they can tag a car with a GPS dart. Instead of chasing the car, they can track it.

Each unit costs about $6,000, but the department also pays a maintenance fee so that the department can get new tags if they need it and access to the GPS map so they can find these cars.

See how it works by watching the video from WNBC.