Police Drones

McALLEN — School district police officers here completed a months-long drone training program at Sanchez Elementary on Friday. This spring, Drone Pilot Inc., a Central Texas training firm, taught four officers from the McAllen Independent School District Police Department on the usage of drones. The 100-hour training, which began in February, went through various real-life […]

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Dakota Access pipeline protester accused of endangering a police plane with his drone in North Dakota last September has been cleared of all charges. The Bismarck Tribune reports that a judge found 32-year-old Aaron Turgeon not guilty of reckless endangerment and physical obstruction of a government function after a one-day […]

By Abdirahman Hussein and Katharine Houreld MOGADISHU/NAIROBI (Reuters) – A former U.S. intelligence specialist has donated surveillance drones to police in Somalia, aiming to help combat a jump in deadly bombings by al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgents. The gift comes as U.S. President Donald Trump is increasing military engagement in the region. A member of the […]

The Trump administration is pushing new rules that would let authorities track and destroy drones flying over sensitive areas, according to documents obtained by The New York Times. The rules would permit authorities to “disrupt, redirect, disable, seize or confiscate” any unmanned aerial vehicle without prior consent under certain circumstances, according to the documents, which […]

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – New York State Park Police used a drone and classic rope rescue skills Monday afternoon to rescue a lost dog. The dog was trapped about half-way down the 400-foot Letchworth State Park gorge. After receiving reports about a dog barking and and possibly stuck in the Hogsback Overlook, Sgt. Ryan Clancy was […]

The Trump administration wants Congress to let law enforcement crack down on drones, according to a document published by The New York Times. The proposal, which apparently circulated yesterday, would let government agencies monitor any unpiloted aircraft system (UAS) flying over an American “covered facility, location, or installation.” They’d be given wide latitude to intercept […]