Police Drones

They say “Everything’s Bigger in Texas” and for many Lonestar State’s public-safety agencies that includes “going drone or going home.” In the small town of Midlothian, the Southern Regional Response Group recently deployed three members into drone training and certification using DJI Inspire 1, Mavic or Phantom 4 Pro quadcopters. Gene Robinson of Drone Pilots […]

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By Matt Kroschel BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) – The buzz of drone pilot Cameron Sale’s aircraft drew the attention of nearby children playing in a park on Wednesday. (credit: CBS) His commercial business utilizes the specialized drone to help him photograph and videotape real estate and sporting events. Sale joined with other Breckenridge area drone pilots […]

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Police used a drone for the first time to help investigate the natural gas explosion in southeast Lincoln last week. Police can only use a drone in an investigation with the permission of the mayor. Mayor Chris Beutler gave permission after an explosion leveled one home, scattered debris, caused damage to homes over several blocks […]

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Police, fire departments to use device By Angie Landsverk Weyauwega’s police and fire departments joined efforts this summer to purchase a drone they can both use. “We talked to the fire department and thought we could partner with it, because they (drones) are pricey, so we pretty much matched funds,” said Sgt. Brandon Leschke. The […]

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The Los Angeles Police Department will host four community meetings on Wednesday to seek public input on a proposed pilot program to deploy drones as a crime-fighting tool. “The one-year program would use a small Unmanned Aerial System — otherwise commonly known as a small drone — in limited tactical situations,” an LAPD statement said. […]

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(Getty Images) Only a day before the start of the New York State Fair, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has greenlighted a plan for police drone surveillance at the event that is expected to draw more than one million visitors. The state announced Tuesday it will use police drone surveillance to assist traffic enforcement efforts throughout the 13-day festival. The plan is […]

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By Larry Hobbs The Brunswick News GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. — There was a time when a suspect who wanted to evade arrest could cause local police considerable difficulties by scampering off into the expansive marshes of Glynn County. But thanks to emerging 21st Century technology, those marshes just got a lot smaller for folks seeking to […]

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By Larry Hobbs The Brunswick News GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. — There was a time when a suspect who wanted to evade arrest could cause local police considerable difficulties by scampering off into the expansive marshes of Glynn County. But thanks to emerging 21st Century technology, those marshes just got a lot smaller for folks seeking to […]

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A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United States, authorities said Friday. Jorge Edwin Rivera told authorities that he used drones to smuggle drugs […]

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