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    So, the Sarge has a new whip that he would prefer not get stolen. IF it gets jacked, however, he'd prefer it be located and returned ASAP before it ends up in Mexico. How many agencies in central/southern AZ actually still maintain and use the LoJack trackers? The Sarge has seen several older line cars/spares with the tracker mounted, but they were never transferred to the newer cars for whatever reason.

    The only reason LoJack is specifically mentioned is because there's an auto insurance discount if one is installed.

    Gracias.

    Part Deux - just noticed it doesn't require LoJack per se, but a means of tracking the vehicle. Thumbs up should go to a GPS tracking device as opposed to LoJack. Got any recommendations?
    Last edited by Sgt. Slaughter; 03-28-2011, 03:04 PM.
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    LoJack is fun to play with......the hunt!

    It's just not as fun...when it's YOUR car!
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    • #3
      Last I knew we only had a couple of cars with the lo-jack receiver in them. probably less than 15 for the entire county. I don't know about city agencies though.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by deputy x 2 View Post
        LoJack is fun to play with......the hunt!

        It's just not as fun...when it's YOUR car!
        Yeah, the Sarge has not-so-fond memories of the tracker going off only to find out it was a false alert. Evidently, there are several other electronic signals that are close enough to LoJack's which will activate the tracking unit. Sarge would just prefer to know precisely where the vehicle is at instead of patrol monkeys chasing a signal and hoping to find it - if/when those cars equipped with the trackers are actually on the road.

        Originally posted by deputybubba View Post
        Last I knew we only had a couple of cars with the lo-jack receiver in them. probably less than 15 for the entire county. I don't know about city agencies though.
        That's what I figured. Thanks.
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        • #5
          In addition to multiple cars with LPR's installed, we have at least two to three cars per squad, per shift that are LoJack equiped and functional. So if you happen to get the whip jacked when we have the squads overlapped and the car happens to be in our hood, odds are there will be a few cars looking for it. I also think two of our K-9's have them in their SUV's.
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          • #6
            yup we got a bunch. More often then not we find them dumped somewhere usually with no suspect.

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            • #7
              Phoenix has them Sarge.....at least one LoJack for each squad....we get hits all the time and 9 times out of 10 we recover the vehicle

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              • #8
                Well use Lo-Jack extensively in our agency and a few of our heli's have Lo-Jack as well......

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                • #9
                  LoJack transmits on 173.075 that was close to the old TV broadcast channel 7, cruisers with the four antennas in a square pattern near the back of the roof of the car are LoJack equipped or at least used to be.

                  GPS works well as long as it has a clear view of the sky, if your vehicle is parked in a garage or parking structure Onstar or whoever is attempting to locate your vehicle may have a hard time. http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011...d-at-best-buy/ Onstar will be selling rear view mirror's if you don't buy a GM vehicle that will have stolen vehicle tracking.

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