Prediction: Every Police Patrol Car Will Have a Drone

As the national drone industry continues to take off, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) experts say it’s likely drones will be used by almost every law enforcement agency across the U.S. within the next few years, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Sgt. Daniel Marek of the Nevada Highway Patrol led a session at the 2018 InterDrone conference this week discussing how to integrate the technology into first response situations. More police departments and law enforcement agencies have adopted drone programs, said Menashe Haskin, co-founder and chief technology officer of Edgybees. The California-based company uses augmented reality technology to help drone pilots gather more details in first-response situations.

Haskin expects drones will be used in every police department within two to three years, saying, “It costs more not to have it. Within $10,000, you could have a significant drone program. It’s a small budget. It’s something every police department, once they get used

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