Carter County Sheriff’s Office: New Technology In Use to Detect When a Deputy is Shot
A new safety technology rolling out is a first for a law enforcement agency in the region.
The School Resource Officer division of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department is now using what’s called Automatic Injury Detection Sensors. These sensors are built into their ballistic vests, and will be able to detect a break in the vest. Once the sensor detects a break, it sends a text alert with life-saving information including the deputy’s name, location and blood type.
Thomas Gray, Carter County Public Information Officer says having this technology is critical in saving the lives of deputies in emergency situations.
“In any emergency event whenever an officer is shot, attacked, or injured in the line of duty, those first few minutes responding to that are incredibly critical, especially if there is a gun shot wound. That response time becomes critically important,” Gray said.
According to Gray, the department hopes to have this technology for each deputy in the future.