Police Drones

Dauphin County officials Thursday unveiled the county’s new drone that will be available for police to use with investigations, searches, and evidence gathering. Officials held a demonstration of how the machine works in Fort Hunter Park, showing that it is capable of normal and thermal imaging. Officials began using the drone in April once a policy […]

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CALDWELL, NJ — The Rotary Club of the Caldwells (RCC) recently donated $5,000 to the Caldwell Police Department toward the purchase of a drone for the department to provide additional security for events like the annual Rotary/Kiwanis Street Fair. On behalf of the RCC, president Samantha Cordaro McCoy said the club is “proud to help […]

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The Georgetown Police Department (GPD) in Kentucky has been using drones to find missing persons, locate stolen vehicles and suspects fleeing from crime scenes, and document infrastructural failures. According to News-Graphic, the primary motivation to purchase the aerial equipment was a sharp rise in vehicle break-ins, and an urge to stay in lockstep with practical […]

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Pensacola Police Department officers and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition are partnering to develop a law enforcement drone program.(Photo: TRIBUNE PHOTO/SEABORN LARSON) The Pensacola Police Department and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition are partnering to develop a police drone program. The program is expected to help in search and rescue, disaster […]

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When police investigators tried to figure out what caused a multi-vehicle crash that killed an elderly woman in Morton, Illinois, last month, they looked to the sky for help. Like a growing number of police agencies throughout the country, the sheriff’s office in Tazewell County relied on a drone to quickly take photographs of the […]

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Nicholas Spangler Newsday Long Island municipalities and police departments are flying drones — once used primarily by the military and hobbyists — for public safety, firefighting and town planning.  Officials are using drone footage to guide firefighters at perilous scenes, monitor municipal property and evaluate storm damage. Most recently, state park police flew drones to […]

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Memorial Villages residents could see fewer traffic problems and better emergency response during disasters because their police department is now using drones. The Memorial Villages Police Department received two drones about six weeks ago as a donation from the MVPD Police Foundation. The aerial technology is helping to manage traffic, solve crimes and find missing […]

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Long Island municipalities and police departments are flying drones — once used primarily by the military and hobbyists — for public safety, firefighting and town planning.  Officials are using drone footage to guide firefighters at perilous scenes, monitor municipal property and evaluate storm damage. Most recently, state park police flew drones to look for sharks last month after […]

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