Drones are not often used by police in La Salle County, but a pending bill in Springfield might encourage more activity.
Of several police agencies contacted, none have a drone and use of borrowed drones has been limited.
Streator Police Lt. Robert Turner said state police technicians have used a drone to process a crime scene in Streator and the Streator Fire Department has employed one to survey crowds at the city’s annual Cruise Night.
Also in Streator, the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System, a mutual aid organization for police agencies, lent a drone to check roof tops for evidence.
La Salle County Sheriff Tom Templeton said his department has utilized drones a few times. Once was to search for a woman believed to be abducted by a