Tucson is a city located a little over 100 miles outside of Phoenix, and the suburban metropolitan area is home to just over 1,000,000 residents. What attracts many people to Tucson is affordable housing, warm weather, higher learning (The University of Arizona is headquartered in Tucson), tourism or military duties (Davis-Monthan Air Force Base & US Army Intelligence Center) are both located in the Tucson region. With a steady economy and an endless supply of beautiful days, it is easy to se why so many people either visit Tucson or call the Arizona city home. Although Tucson has an assortment of positive things going on, one problem that has always existed and been debated in the Arizona city has been the increase of illegal immigration in the region. However, U.S. Border Patrol agents working inside and around Tucson, as well as local police enforcement agencies, could drastically improve covert surveillance of drug trafficking and illegal immigration through the use of GPS tracking systems.
Illegal Immigration Problem:
According to most politicians working in the Tucson area, no topic is more important to local Tucson resident than the never-ending wave of illegal immigrants that come across the border and into the region. It is estimated that nearly 500,000 illegal immigrants from Mexico come across the Arizona-Mexican border annually, resulting in a significant impact to the local health care systems, education systems, judicial systems and environment. Not to mention, many illegal immigrants are trafficking drugs back-and-fourth from the border, and creating a volatile and dangerous war between drug cartels.
GPS tracking systems are one of the many tools that law enforcement and government agencies in Arizona have used to conduct cost-effective covert surveillance operations. The data from the GPS personal tracking systems can be view through real-time tracking, or accessed at a future time through a process known as passive tracking. The GPS automotive tracking systems can help Tucson by:
- Helping Tucson border agents increase fleet management plans. This will allow agents to route other agents if there is a problem, and know where every agent is at in the field.
- GPS vehicle tracker devices will allow police and government agencies to monitor people suspected of human trafficking illegal aliens into the country, as well as potential drug traffickers.
- GPS trackers will reduce overtime costs by doing the work of police officers 24/7.
- Tucson is still a thriving city that has a future as bright as the sun that shines in the area every single day. However, through the use of GPS vehicle tracking systems, police and government border agents will be able to be more successful on the fight against illegal immigration near the Mexican-Arizona border, and hopefully reduce the financial toll the problem is having on Tucson taxpayers.