Police Drones

A 20-year-old Pasco man won’t serve any jail time for crashing a drone onto the roof of the Space Needle on New Year’s Eve 2016, but he’s been ordered by a Seattle Municipal judge to forfeit the aircraft, according to court records. Cole Kelley pleaded guilty Tuesday to a gross misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment, […]

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is backing legislation that passed the state Senate earlier this month that would allow Illinois police to use drones to monitor “large scale events,” including protests. This legislation would be worrying enough if the drones were merely outfitted with video and audio capability. However, these drones could one day be equipped with […]

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CHICAGO, Ill – A measure that allows police to deploy drones with powerful surveillance technology has moved to the […]

ORLAND PARK, IL — Orland Park police used a drone to track down a fleeing suspect who was believed to be armed with a gun. Arturo Galvez, 30, is facing felony charges in Orland Park of aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting arrest. Galvez was chased into Orland Park by Chicago police where […]

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The company MAAS Leaders or marketing, advertising, and specialties is working on an unexpected special project with the city of Jonesboro. The group is hoping to get drone footage of downtown Jonesboro, to be used during emergency situations. They are working with the city officials, the fire department and the Jonesboro […]

By Aaron Jacobs | @cnb_ajacobs | ajacobs@crestviewbulletin.com CRESTVIEW — Crestview Police Department hosted the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business After Hours Event May 9 at the George Whitehurst Municipal Building. The event doubled as an open house for members of the public to stop by and learn more about the department. Officers from […]

By Laudia Sawer Tema, May 17, GNA – The Tema Regional Police Command on Thursday launched the use of a drone to monitor crime in the region. The GH¢7,000.00 worth phantom three drone was personally acquired for the Regional Command by its Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Nana Asomah Hinneh. The drone, which can […]

By Tony DeMolina, P1 Contributor Developing an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training program for public safety presents both technical and tactical challenges. A comprehensive training program must address: Police UAS pilots owe much to the pioneers in police and fire services who flew search and rescue and traffic collision reconstruction flights. (Photo/Tony DeMolina) Evolving regulations […]

BARGERSVILLE, Ind. – Bargersville police officials believe they are the first police department in the state to use emerging software that allows drones to help gather measurements for crash scene investigations. Chief Todd Bertram says his investigators began using “Drone Deploy” software two months ago and it is already saving officers’ time at crash scenes. […]