Melbourne Police Soon Will be Monitoring Crowds with Drones

People can feel safer in crowd pulling public events thanks to Police drones which will be on monitoring duty at major Melbourne events and high-risk locations such as the MCG.

The drone unit expected to be in full operation by the end of August and will change the way Victoria Police fights crime in everything from emergency situations to search and rescue. The service’s first-ever drone unit; a fleet of up to 70 drones that have the ability to fly 24/7, possess night vision will be utilised by police officials to monitor emergency situations and during search and rescue operations, but they will also reportedly be used to monitor crowds at “high risk” public events.

According to a police spokesman the Police Air Wing would be the central point for the organisation’s drone

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