Vermillion County Sheriff's Office gearing up for new stop sticks

The Vermillion County Sheriff's Office has a new tool in fighting crime.

Posted: Mar. 28, 2019 6:05 PM

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.

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