Police in Staffordshire have come together to look at new ways of tackling crime.
Officers from neighbourhood policing teams and specialist departments across the county have been looking at how their colleagues are using things like technology to improve how they work.
It includes the use of decoy vehicles that contains items fitted with trackers, so officers can hunt down offenders who break in and take them.
A Fog Cannon, a device which, once activated, can fill a room with smoke in around two seconds causing disorientation and confusion is also being used.
It is a valuable tool in the armoury of businesses who may need to guard against intruders.