Cook County sheriff to unveil new program that he hopes curbs carjackings

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - A new anti-carjacking initiative will be announced this morning by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.

Sheriff Dart’s plan involves signing up for a program that will pre-authorize police to track a vehicle that has been reported carjacked. It also calls on automakers to more quickly help police track a vehicle.

The way it would work is car owners would go online to sign up for the program and digitally sign a consent form allowing their cars to be tracked. The Sheriff’s Office would then send out a sticker people could place on their windshields in the hopes of making carjackers think twice before taking the car.

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