Police Drones

Police in Lincolnshire, U.K. used a drone fitted with a thermal imaging camera to find a 16-year-old alleged rape victim who was unable to give her exact location. The girl called the emergency services during her ordeal with her reported attacker, but was not able to say precisely where she was. Using the description that […]

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When I was young, I remember enjoying Will Smith’s 1998 film “Enemy of the State.” Essentially a thriller with heavily civil-libertarian leanings, it has Smith getting in all sorts of trouble simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Much of the movie had Smith trying to dodge detection by authorities, which […]

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In a remarkable use of modern technology, a British teenage girl who called the emergency number to report that a man had raped her was found after police dispatched a drone with a thermal imaging camera. The 16-year-old was discovered in Boston, Lincolnshire and is now safe. Drone in the image is not the one used […]

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A teenage girl who did not know where she was and called 999 to report that a man had raped her was found after police deployed a drone equipped with a thermal imaging camera. The 16-year-old called emergency services in the early hours of Saturday to say she was on land somewhere in Boston, Lincolnshire, […]

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RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – A drone is helping cops in Rio Rancho fight crime.  The department recently bought the drone to help with searches and rescues, crime scenes and car crash investigations.  Police say it will give them a look at things they could not see before.  It can travel up to three miles […]

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A police department in Lycoming County now has eyes in the sky. The Williamsport Bureau of Police added a drone to its fleet last month. Williamsport officers tell us they are one of the first police departments in the area to have a drone. It’s a very useful, but also expensive, tool […]

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