Jeannette police might join growing number of departments using drones – Tribune

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Jeannette Police Department could have eyes in the sky.

Chief Shannon Binda wants to purchase a drone — or an unmanned aircraft system — for the department’s use.

“I just think it’s a huge asset for us,” he said.

Binda planned to discuss the matter Monday with city council, which would have to approve the purchase.

“We want to look into it a bit over the next month so we can be sure how to best utilize the drone, how it can be an asset to the community and to the department,” city manager Michael Nestico said.

Forty-three states have passed either legislation or resolutions, and lawmakers in other states are considering measures, to govern how police and other agencies use the technology that has been gaining in popularity over the past several

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