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Sheriff’s office has new tool to end pursuits

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) has recently outfitted 10 patrol vehicles with MobileSpike.

“The Sheriff’s Office is aware that vehicular pursuits create a substantial risk of injury to the public, the deputy, and the suspect,” Sheriff’s Office public information officer Sergeant Jayson Janes said in a prepared release. “The use of MobileSpike is one more option DCSO now has to lower the risks associated with vehicle pursuits. MobileSpike allows our deputies to act immediately before vehicle speeds increase.”

MobileSpike is deployed from a moving patrol vehicle with the push of a button. Running over the spikes causes a controlled deflation of a suspect’s vehicle tires.

A YouTube video accessible at https://youtu.be/Xc5pSGFXdAo shows deputies training with MobileSpike.

 

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