Fremont police meeting new drone standards

FREMONT – An advisory panel appointed by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has announced 14 recommendations establishing a model policy for law-enforcement agencies using police drones.

As one of the few police departments in Northwest Ohio to use a drone to track crime suspects and search for evidence, Fremont police is actively working to meet the standards, including having officers obtain a drone pilot’s license and undergo annual training.

Detective Roger Oddo said training on drone use is the biggest challenge for him and Detectives Derek Wensinger and Jason Kiddey as they continue working felony-related cases as detectives.

The advisory board, appointed by

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