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Former police officer designs "thug finder"

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 By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  A former DeKalb County police officer has created a device to help other officers search for criminal suspects or missing people.

Equipped with a thermal camera, night capabilities, and bright lights, the designer says it's a useful tool to search for criminals in the dark.

It can also serve as a periscope to allow people to search in hard-to-reach spaces.

"Typically you see somebody running you don't have the technology and you're chasing somebody in the blind," said the designer Greg Davis. "With this tool you can quickly pull it out of your car and have some advanced technology right there with you."

The "Thug FindIR" costs around $4,000 for law enforcement agencies. Davis sold his first device to the Auburn Georgia Police Department last week.

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