The Spring Hill Police Department is using a new tool to help officer’s get a full scope of the city’s crime and traffic accidents.
According to a press release, the department recently purchased an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), most commonly known as a “drone.” It is equipped with photo and video capability. The drone will help the department in a wide variety of ways. This includes providing an aerial view of HAZMAT incidents and major traffic crash scenes, which helps with investigation and incident reconstruction. It will also help by giving a bird’s eye view during special missions or tracking someone on the run.
It will also be useful in other ways including examining storm water drainage issues, school traffic dynamics, roadway construction projects, traffic flow patterns, or any issues that may impact roadway safety.