Police Drones

LAWRENCE (CBS) — Massachusetts State Police are searching for the operator of a drone they say nearly struck one of their Air Wing helicopters Wednesday morning. The near-collision happened around 11:20 a.m., when State Police helicopter Air 2 was flying over the Lawrence Municipal Airport while travelling from Holliston to Newburyport on a training flight. […]

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(Embry-Riddle/David Massey) The world’s leading aeronautical university, Embry-Riddle, has announced a partnership with the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) to launch an aviation program. The new aviation program will include a 5-officer unit and two drones, and is scheduled to launch at the end of this year. “Anything we can get to protect our citizens […]

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Gary Friedman/Getty Images At Tuesday’s meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission, the Los Angeles Police Department said that it wanted to test the use of drones in a one-year pilot program. The announcement was met with immediate resistance from a group of activists who gathered to denounce the use of any drones by the […]

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Gary Friedman/Getty Images At Tuesday’s meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission, the Los Angeles Police Department said that it wanted to test the use of drones in a one-year pilot program. The announcement was met with immediate resistance from a group of activists who gathered to denounce the use of any drones by the […]

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Gary Friedman/Getty Images At Tuesday’s meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission, the Los Angeles Police Department said that it wanted to test the use of drones in a one-year pilot program. The announcement was met with immediate resistance from a group of activists who gathered to denounce the use of any drones by the […]

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(Embry-Riddle/David Massey) The world’s leading aeronautical university, Embry-Riddle, has announced a partnership with the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) to launch an aviation program. The new aviation program will include a 5-officer unit and two drones, and is scheduled to launch at the end of this year. “Anything we can get to protect our citizens […]

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Gary Friedman/Getty Images At Tuesday’s meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission, the Los Angeles Police Department said that it wanted to test the use of drones in a one-year pilot program. The announcement was met with immediate resistance from a group of activists who gathered to denounce the use of any drones by the […]

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Gary Friedman/Getty Images At Tuesday’s meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission, the Los Angeles Police Department said that it wanted to test the use of drones in a one-year pilot program. The announcement was met with immediate resistance from a group of activists who gathered to denounce the use of any drones by the […]

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) – The Georgetown Police Department’s Drone Unit was able to put their skills to the test. On Sunday, officers were able to use the drone to find a suspect who was hiding from them. Georgetown Police responded to a burglary alarm in the Washington Square Shopping Center at 1:45 a.m. They found […]

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The Los Angeles Police Department’s slow and careful process for developing a policy on how it will deploy drones is imperfect, but Chief Charlie Beck and his department are approaching the question in the proper spirit, taking public input and considering the many very serious concerns about drones being used for unwarranted police snooping. If […]

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) – The Georgetown Police Department’s Drone Unit was able to put their skills to the test. On Sunday, officers were able to use the drone to find a suspect who was hiding from them. Georgetown Police responded to a burglary alarm in the Washington Square Shopping Center at 1:45 a.m. They found […]

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