OCONEE COUNTY UNVEILS NEW POLICE PURSUIT WARNING SYSTEM FOR MOTORISTS
Walhalla, SC (FOX Carolina) - On Tuesday, the Oconee County Sheriff's Office held a press conference unveiling the launch of a new Police Pursuit Warning System for motorist.
Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, says the news high speed pursuit warning system for citizens of Oconee County is technology not currently being used anywhere else in the world.
Sheriff Crenshaw says citizens will be able to download an app available for iPhones and Android phones that will alert them when a high speed pursuit is within a two mile radius of them. According to the sheriff, on average Oconee County has one or two pursuits a month, which accounts for less than a half percent of their annual traffic stops.
Although it's a small percentage, Sheriff Crensaw says there are additional benefits of the system. After the pursuit has finished, the alert system will allow the sheriff's office to go back and look at speeds during the pursuit.
Deputies can also generate drop pins for when suspects throw things from vehicles making it easier to locate evidence after a pursuit.
If you're interested in getting the Pursuit Alert app, a QR code can be found on the Oconee County Sheriff's Office here .