Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington D.C. wants to stave off increasing crime rates.
AirTags are a tracking device designed by Apple. Therefore, if a car is stolen the location can be tracked by searching the location of the AirTag on the Find My app.
“These tags and tiles will help MPD recover stolen vehicles and hold people accountable,” Bowser said.
“The word will also get out this is not a community to come in and steal cars”.
According to the outlet, truck and delivery drivers will also receive Dash Cams at the distribution. The number of tags that will be distributed at the event has not been confirmed by Police Chief Pamela Smith.
Smith said, “motor vehicle thefts and unlawful use of vehicles are up 36 percent this year over last year.”
Police will help install the tags into any area of the cars; however, they will not have access to locating the device.
The AirTag distribution will take place from November 7-9. Residents are required to provide proof of residency and an address that is in the areas eligible to receive the tracking device.
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Source: Black Enterprise