Local Police Use Infrared Technology to Catch Criminals

Criminals may want to think twice about what they're doing.  Local law enforcement officers have a new tool to catch them.

Officers with the Columbus Police Department are now using infrared, night vision devices.  It was donated by the Rotary Club.  The equipment costs about $10,000 and will be used to locate suspects and evidence the naked eye can't see.

"It's a forward looking infrared system, it picks up heat in an area in total darkness, this piece of equipment could tells us where an individual or even an item could be," says Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren.

Chief Boren says officers have already tested the equipment and caught suspects in two cases.