Police Drones

Image copyright PA Drone users will face new restrictions from next year, following more than 50 near misses with aircraft in the last 12 months, a transport minister says. The new law could restrict drone use near airports and give police new powers to land drones suspected of involvement in criminal activity. Baroness Sugg said […]

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What usually takes several hours is now being done in about 15 minutes. Cincinnati Police are using drones to diagram and reconstruct accident scenes to speed up traffic investigations. “We take the drone instead of the Total Station, we fly it above the scene and we take pictures,” says police specialist Rob Uhlenbrock. “We scale […]

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Police on Tuesday said they were investigating alleged corruption by the Israeli drone manufacturer Aeronautics Ltd. in connection with an unnamed “significant client.” Details of the investigation remain unclear due to a gag order. The company issued a brief statement after the investigation was announced, saying it “will cooperate fully with any examination of any […]

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Anchorage police Capt. Kevin Vandergriff presented draft policies Wednesday on how police would like to use drones at a meeting of the Assembly’s public safety committee. “Search-and-rescue would be a primary,” Vandergriff said in a short interview after the meeting. “Evidence collection for major crimes and major crime scenes like fatality traffic accidents, for example. […]

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Parrot isn’t a company that specializes in drones, but it does make some pretty good ones. The company has just released an app called FreeFlight Thermal, which is the official companion application to the Bebop-Pro Thermal drone, which uses the FLIR One Pro camera that we reviewed earlier this year.   FreeFlight Thermal does everything […]

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WENTZVILLE, Mo. – Last year, more than 670,000 drones were registered with the Federal Aviation Administration. However, they’re more than just expensive toys; drones have become one of the latest crime fighting tools for police departments across the country. Whether it’s processing a crime scene, chasing down suspects, or finding a missing person, police—including the […]

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Brantford police say a training exercise involving a drone helped them catch a graffiti vandal in the act. Officers were training with the drone in Cockshutt Park Tuesday morning. According to police, officers were able to see a man spray-painting garbage cans in the park via a camera attached to the drone. More spray-paint was […]

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Findlay Patrolman Jason Morey, right, takes the police department’s new Matrice 200 drone on a test flight Tuesday at Fire Station 4 on Hancock County Road 236. The drone is capable of carrying cameras, including an infrared camera. (Photo by Randy Roberts) By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER The Findlay Police Department recently purchased over $80,000 […]

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WENTZVILLE, Mo. – Last year, more than 670,000 drones were registered with the Federal Aviation Administration. However, they’re more than just expensive toys; drones have become one of the latest crime fighting tools for police departments across the country. Whether it’s processing a crime scene, chasing down suspects, or finding a missing person, police—including the […]

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Israeli police have opened an investigation into an Israeli drone company regarding its dealings with a “significant client.” Police did not elaborate in their statement about Yavne-based Aeronautics Ltd on Tuesday and said a gag order had been imposed on the case. Earlier this year, the Defense Ministry suspended some of Aeronautics Ltd’s export licenses […]

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