Sandy Springs council approves police drone

John Ruch Posted by
on May 16, 2017.

Sandy Springs Police are adding a drone to their arsenal after the City Council on May 16 accepted the donation of the device.

The Sandy Springs Police Department’s new drone on display at the May 16 City Council meeting. (John Ruch)

The DJI Mavic Pro drone is a gift from InterDev, the city’s IT contractor. The police department intends to use the camera-equipped drone for a wide range of surveillance and investigative purposes. But it will be at least a few months before it takes to the skies as the department writes a usage policy, gets federal certification and trains select officers to pilot it.

The police already have the drone. Deputy Chief Keith Zgonc

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