Sheriff’s office uses drone technology differently than public

Since the summer of 2016, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office has used drones to aid in various tasks. From manhunts to missing person reports to wildfires, the two deputies that fly drones for the sheriff’s office are able help the department be safer and more efficient in their efforts.

“At night, we take up a lot of manpower looking for a suspect. Now we have the capability to locate a person much sooner and in a lot of cases much safer,” Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth said.

The drones not only make the job safer for the sheriff and his deputies but cut down the time a suspect is on the run.

“With the thermal imaging, we are able to be efficient in locating a suspect,” Booth said. “Not only does it give us a better view of what our deputies are walking

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