Vermillion County Sheriff's Office set to receive new sets of stop sticks after grant

The Vermillion County Sheriff's Office will soon have a new tool to help in any future chases.

Posted: Mar. 22, 2019 1:41 PM
Updated: Mar. 22, 2019 2:09 PM

VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - The Vermillion County Sheriff's Office will soon have a new tool to help in any future chases.

On Friday, Sheriff Mike Phelps said the sheriff's office received a $5,300 grant to buy 11 sets of Stop Sticks.

The grant came from the Vermillion County Local Coordinating Council for Drug Free Vermillion County.

Stop sticks are used to flatten a suspect's tires, in an attempt to safely end a chase.

Sheriff Phelps said they will be issued to 11 deputies to be kept in their patrol cars.

Phelps said the stop sticks became a priority after two chases last year.

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