CSI from the air: Melbourne police get drone for crime scenes

Melbourne Police are going high tech to fight crime.

And when we say “high,” we mean up in the air.

  • Melbourne Police drone will help document crime scenes
  • Catch evidence without disturbing it
  • Cost to department was $2,000

A drone is their newest tool to fight crime, allowing investigators to document crime scenes from the air.

“With a drone, when you point a camera straight down, you’re going to get the whole street, more of a depth of field,” said Ron Streiff, pilot of MPD’s new drone. “We are using it to document the evidence items.”

“A helicopter can only get so low to the ground before it absolutely destroys evidence,” Kristen Meadows, Melbourne Police CSI, said.

Until now,

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