Police Drones

Curt BrownStandard Times A city councilor wants to deploy drones to monitor high-crime neighborhoods and provide an extra measure of security at major community events — an idea that raises privacy concerns with the ACLU of Massachusetts. Brian K. Gomes’ proposal, which is not expected to be heard until next month or possibly January, calls […]

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Pune police give special branch power to grant permission for civilian use, taking it away from local police stations that were causing disparity Ever since the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) gave the green light for civilian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in April this year, police stations have been merrily making their […]

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Townsville MP Scott Stewart reportedly wants the Queensland Police Force to look into the use of drone technology in an effort to curb what has been called a crime crisis in the state’s north. According to local media, the MP believes drones are considerably cheaper than helicopters and can be launched within seconds — travelling […]

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The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a woman who stole a toy spy drone from a Dalton convenience store last week. The theft happened shortly after 10 p.m. on Nov. 14, at the Mapco store at 2000 Chattanooga Road. A white woman with dark hair wearing a dark jacket, pink shirt, […]

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Palo Alto lawmakers have proposed legislation granting the community greater control over police surveillance — including the Police Department’s purchase and use of equipment such as drones, license plate readers and social media monitoring software. Palo Alto and 10 other cities around the country that have proposed similar… read more at: http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Citizens-need-more-say-over-police-surveillance-10628936.php

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Heading into the holidays, police know drones will be a popular gift this year. They also know a lot of people getting them won’t be familiar with the rules around flying above the city. So in an effort to keep the skies clutter free, a seminar was held Saturday to educate potential drone pilots. “Drones, […]

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Where you fly your drone can matter. Joseph Roselli, a 20-year-old Drexel University student, faces charges after a drone he was piloting allegedly nearly hit a Philadelphia police helicopter on Nov. 16, 2016. (Courtesy photo | For lehighvalleylive.com)  A Drexel University student’s camera-carrying device nearly collided with a police helicopter on Wednesday evening as a crime-fighting […]

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A 20-year-old man was arrested for allegedly flying a drone within feet of a Philadelphia police helicopter Wednesday evening in Center City. Joseph Roselli is facing charges of aggravated assault, causing catastrophe, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, police said Thursday. The drone was first seen around 6 p.m. over the area of 18th […]

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