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TRACKER signs exclusive five year deal with UK police forces
Date: 31 March 2015
Strengthening its unique relationship with police across the UK, TRACKER (part of the Tantalum Corporation), the leading stolen vehicle recovery operator, has signed an exclusive five year extension on its partnership with all UK Police Forces including The Police Services of Scotland and Northern Ireland. This renewed agreement confirms TRACKER's position as the only stolen vehicle recovery operator to have its system operated by all UK Police forces, with TRACKER detection units fitted in police patrol vehicles and helicopters.
By using TRACKER, police increase the number of successful recoveries. The unit leads police to stolen vehicles without having to rely on relayed messages from call centres, which can result in delays and the loss of a vehicle. Using Very High Frequency (VHF) and GPS technology, TRACKER's unique Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) system enables the police to pin-point a stolen vehicle, even if it is hidden in a container or lock-up.
Detective Chief Inspector Gordon Roberts, Head of ACPO Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service commented, "This agreement extends the important long-standing partnership with TRACKER for a further five years. Our work with TRACKER has delivered real results for colleagues across the country, helping them recover stolen vehicles and importantly, arrest criminals. This partnership is part of our ongoing commitment to clamping down on car thieves and raising public confidence in our ability to recover their possessions and bring offenders to justice."
Head of the Police Service of Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, Chief Superintendent Iain Murray commented "We are delighted to continue working with TRACKER, which plays an important role in successful stolen vehicle recoveries for Police Scotland. The use of the system is an extremely useful tool which assists our proactive crime work because it leads us straight to stolen vehicles, delivering real results for the victims of crime."
Since 1993, TRACKER has recovered over £491 million worth of stolen vehicles and continues to recover on average £1 million worth of stolen vehicles each month. TRACKER has a dedicated police liaison team, which includes former police officers who work with all of the UK's police forces.
Andy Barrs Head of TRACKER Police Liaison commented, "This is a fantastic result for TRACKER and further illustrates the value of the support we offer UK Police forces now and for the last twenty one years. We will continue working together to close the net on car thieves, using TRACKER technology to help police recover stolen vehicles and make successful arrests."