Police Drones

PLEASANT PRAIRIE – Look, up in the sky. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…not Superman, but the village’s DJI Phantom 4 Pro unmanned aircraft system, which has been used mainly for training purposes so far. The high tech drone, which includes a remote control, multiple rechargeable batteries, software and camera equipment, was purchased by […]

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The Oceanside Police Department recently acquired San Diego County’s first drone killer, an electronic device that can disable a drone in the sky and force it back to the ground. Other area law enforcement agencies also are considering the technology as a way to rein in unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. “The purpose is primarily for […]

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Police have confirmed they are using an aerial drone to help them with an “ongoing inquiry” – a move raising privacy concerns for those living in the area. Tauranga man Brian Friend received a letter from the police last week advising him of their intention to fly a drone over the area above his Parkvale […]

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Police in the northern Illinois city of Rockford will begin using drones to help with traffic investigations. The Rockford Register Star reports that a non-profit public safety group has donated eight drones to the Rockford police department. Police officials say the drones will be used to map crime scenes and to […]

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STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) — Stockton police arrested two people Tuesday and said a drone helped lead them to their suspects. Police arrested a 16-year-old attempted homicide suspect at Taft Park in south Stockton. “This was an incident that we got from our community response team. It was a good arrest,” Stockton police spokesperson Rosie Calderon […]

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STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) — Stockton police arrested two people Tuesday and said a drone helped lead them to their suspects. Police arrested a 16-year-old attempted homicide suspect at Taft Park in south Stockton. “This was an incident that we got from our community response team. It was a good arrest,” Stockton police spokesperson Rosie Calderon […]

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Stockton police arrested two people Tuesday and said a drone helped lead them to the suspects. The department began using drones in January, according to Officer Joe Silva. The department now has six drones, which provide the aerial support it didn’t have previously. Department policy on the use Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or drones, states that […]

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STOCKTON (CBS13) – An attempted murder suspect and a few firearms are off the streets thanks to a single police drone. The high-tech flying machine is proving its worth. The eyes in the sky flew over Taft Park Tuesday evening catching an attempted homicide suspect from back in December. “They knew of him, they knew […]

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By Arturo FernandezStaff writer ROCKFORD — The Rockford Police Department’s new aerial allies will expedite traffic investigations and reduce the time roads need to be closed after a serious or fatal crash, police said Wednesday in unveiling the department’s drones. The drones, which were donated by Illinois Drone-One Inc., will be deployed to the department’s Crime […]

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