Police to use trackers to deter prolific criminals

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Humberside Police are set to invest in more Buddi tracker devices to tackle re-offending by most prolific offenders or high risk Multi Agency Public Protection Agreement offenders after the Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove agreed funding to increase their roll out.

The Buddi Tracker is a personal tracking device system which works in a similar way to in-car Sat Nav systems and in trials by Humberside Police and other forces in the UK have been credited with cutting the numbers of crimes committed by known burglars, robbers and shoplifters.

The devices are locked in place round the ankles of high risk MAPPA offenders or prolific offenders, as part of their overall offender management plan. This allows detectives working within Integrated Offender Management Units to immediately check the whereabouts of the offender and also identify where they have been to rule them in or out of the offence.

 

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