1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
September 06, 2005 00:00
On Wednesday, September 7, 2005, at 10:00 am, at the Portland Police Bureau’s Northeast Precinct located at 449 Northeast Emerson Street, Chief Derrick Foxworth will join forces with nineteen other law enforcement agencies from throughout the region to bring the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Systems to the greater Portland metropolitan area. This effort, initiated by the Portland Police Bureau’s Auto Theft Task Force, has been joined by the Beaverton Police Department, Canby Police Department, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clark County Sheriff's Office, Fairview Police Department, Forest Grove Police Department, Gladstone Police Department, Gresham Police Department, Hillsboro Police Department, Milwaukie Police Department, Oregon City Police Department, Port of Portland Police, Portland Police Bureau, Tigard Police Department, Troutdale Police Department, Tualatin Police Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Dept. of Homeland Security), Vancouver Police Department, Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Washington State Patrol.
LoJack, who sells a small wireless radio-frequency transceiver that is hidden in a vehicle in one of 20 possible locations at the time of purchase, has donated tracking computers and the infrastructure to connect its systems directly to the area’s law enforcement agencies. Once the vehicle with LoJack is reported stolen, the transmitter is automatically activated, emitting silent radio signals from a small radio transceiver. Law enforcement vehicles with LoJack technology follow these signals, which lead to the stolen vehicle.
The better than 90 percent recovery rate for vehicles equipped with LoJack has translated over the past 19 years into more than $1.5 billion in recovered assets in the United States.
Sgt. Pete Simpson