Barrs joins the stolen vehicle recovery specialist from his position as chief superintendent for South Yorkshire Police, where he was responsible for the operational performance management of citywide policing across Sheffield, including frontline response, criminal investigation and neighbourhood policing.
Commenting on his new role, Barrs said: ‘TRACKER has a key partnership with UK police forces, making my experience essential for this role. I will be working with AVCIS (ACPO Vehicle Intelligence Service) to identify vehicle crime offending patterns, with the aim of informing TRACKER product development. It is important that we continue to understand advances in vehicle security technology, particularly in relation to keyless entry systems, allowing TRACKER to stay one step ahead of thieves.
‘I will also be working with police vehicle fleet managers to promote the opportunities of TRACKER’s fleet monitoring equipment, helping to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce fleet costs for police forces. This is an exciting opportunity, allowing me to use the skills I’ve gained during my 32 years in the police to bring real benefits to motorists and law enforcement agencies, as part of the TRACKER team.’
David Wilson, marketing, sales and services director for TRACKER, added: ‘The insight Andrew brings is invaluable and ensures TRACKER’s award-winning technology continues to deliver and meet the needs of police forces, helping them close the net on criminals.’