Drone technology to help West Seneca police fight crime

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Before long a buzzing sound will become familiar in West Seneca. It’s a new drone that will give police a leg up in emergency situations.

“It gives us a different perspective, an overhead view if you will, accident investigation, fire investigation, any type of search and rescue,” said West Seneca Police Lieutenant John Mcnamara.

The West Seneca Police department purchased the drone through a $10,000 state grant. It can fly up to 400 feet high and travel 40 miles per hour.

“It’s equipped with a 4k camera and it can also be switched out with a thermal imaging camera which would help for night vision search and rescue,” said Mcnamara.

“An accident scene you can get real time footage of the area and the surroundings and probably the sunlight daylight conditions as it happened as opposed to just guessing what happened at that time,” said West Seneca police officer

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