VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - The Vermillion County Sheriff's Office has a new tool in fighting crime.
The office received a grant worth more than $5,000.
Leaders used that money to buy stop sticks.
Those are used to deflate tires during high-speed chases.
They say after several chases, getting them became a priority.
"You have to be cautious about your surroundings. Vehicles, pedestrians, and stuff. This gives us a safer alternative. It slowly deflates the tires," Deputy Chad Hennis said.
11 Vermillion County deputies will have stop sticks in their vehicles after they receive training.