GPS system installed in Cameron Co. patrol units

Cameron County Sheriff's Department installs GPS trackers

The Cameron County Sheriff's Department has installed GPS systems in over 100 of their patrol vehicles.

Sheriff Omar Lucio said the "mobile-links" software can track patrol units anywhere they go through the more than 1,200 square miles in the county.

Dispatchers will be able to see exactly where a patrol unit is located, where it's headed and how fast an officer is driving.

The sheriff said it's a safety tool for both the community and deputies.

The system costs a total of $378,000 and was purchased through a state grant.