Each month TRACKER helps to recover an average £2 million worth of stolen vehicles and it has led police to the arrest of over 1,900 car thieves.

Under the deal, TRACKER detection units are fitted in police patrol vehicles and helicopters to help increase the number of successful recoveries. The units lead police to stolen vehicles without having to rely on relayed messages from call centres, which can result in delays and the loss of a vehicle.

And by using Very High Frequency (VHF) and GPS technology, TRACKER's Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) system enables the police to pin-point a stolen vehicle, even if it is hidden in a container or lock-up.

TRACKER also has a dedicated police liaison team, which includes former police officers who work with all of the UK's police forces.

Deputy chief constable David Ainsworth, the ACPO lead on vehicle crime, said: 'This agreement extends the important long-standing partnership with TRACKER for a further five years. Our work with TRACKER has delivered real results for my colleagues across the country, helping them recover stolen vehicles and importantly, arrest criminals. This partnership is part of our ongoing commitment to clamping down on car thieves and raising public confidence in our ability to recover their possessions and bring the offenders to justice.'