Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 15:13 BST on Monday, 23rd July 2012.
 
Strathclyde Police unveil new GPS technology to fight domestic abuse and keep victims safe

Strathclyde Police have announced a new measure to deal with domestic abuse in North Lanarkshire.

Officers throughout the North Lanarkshire region are now equipped with a new GPS tracker, which shows them where victims and witnesses of crime(s), at risk, are.

Announcing the new measure through the Force’s Facebook page, to the delight on fans, Strathclyde Police wrote: “Officers in North Lanarkshire now have a new tool for tackling domestic abuse and keeping people safe - a new alarm device with GPS tracking for victims/witnesses of crime who are at risk of harm.

“Officers will issue the discrete device to victims of serious crime who can activate it if required by simply touching a button. Satellite technology then gives their exact location and officers can be deployed to help them.

“These new devices are funded by North Lanarkshire Housing and Social Work and North Lanarkshire Public Protection and Integrated Children’s Services Chief Officer Group, where NHS Lanarkshire made a contribution.”

The full story will be on Cumbernauld Media within the coming days.