Use Of Drones By Police In Idaho Are On The Rise

Scenarios in which police use drones for investigations keep going up and up.

Idaho State Police, which is about a year into its program of using unmanned aircraft to get birds-eye views of crash and crime scenes, has six drones and 13 pilots throughout the state, according to the Coeur d’Alene Press.

“Our missions to fly have started to pick up,” ISP Capt. John Ganske said during a demonstration last week at the agency’s District 1 office in Coeur d’Alene.

“We’re averaging about three per month (statewide). As we have good results, we’ll be using them even more.”

Ganske said ISP has used drones for a variety of situations, including when suspects barricade themselves inside buildings, fatal accidents,

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