Police Drones

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – South Padre Island police said their drones are ready to take flight and help in an emergency. Last year, the city wasn’t able to use them for Spring Break because they needed more training. Two drones will be stationed in different parts of the island. Police, the fire department and the […]

Just one week after the sheriff’s department in Cecil County, Md., got its brand new drone up and running, it was asked to investigate a case of stolen construction equipment. Authorities in neighboring states suspected half a million worth of bobcats and other small machines were hidden in a house in Elkton. So the Cecil […]

Just one week after the sheriff’s department in Cecil County, Md., got its brand new drone up and running, it was asked to investigate a case of stolen construction equipment. Authorities in neighboring states suspected half a million worth of bobcats and other small machines were hidden in a house in Elkton. So the Cecil […]

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Detective Geoff Betts now has a new title with the Spring Hill Police Department, one that’s been a long time coming. “This is something we’ve been talking about the last few years,” he said.  Betts is the department’s first and only drone pilot, and with that comes a lot of responsibility. “The […]

Several police departments in England have been using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to track motorcyclists riding recklessly for quite some time, and now it seems that the town of South Shields is ready to join the departments of Dorset, Cornwall, and Devon in using the airborne tool to catch criminals. According to RideApart, the three […]

A pair of police departments in the United Kingdom are staffing a 24-hour drone squad for sensitive missions, such as finding missing persons, tracking suspects, and collecting visual evidence from crime scenes. The drones, developed by the Chinese company DJI, expand law enforcement’s aerial surveillance capabilities and are retrofitted with thermal and zoom capabilities. These eyes in the sky […]

British Police Use Drones to Track Misbehaving Bikers Police in England are using drones to crack down on antisocial behavior from motorcyclists. According to Motorcycle News, authorities in the English town of South Shields have employed the latest in airborne video technology to to record footage of motorcyclists who ride recklessly. Police departments in Dorset, Cornwall, […]

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With delivery drones set to fill our skies in the near future, dropping everything from donuts to pizzas, it’s no surprise that these cheap little flyers are being embraced by local law enforcement. Three police forces – Devon, Cornwall and Dorset – have teamed up to create the UK’s first dedicated drone unit that will […]

With delivery drones set to fill our skies in the near future, dropping everything from donuts to pizzas, it’s no surprise that these cheap little flyers are being embraced by local law enforcement. Three police forces – Devon, Cornwall and Dorset – have teamed up to create the UK’s first dedicated drone unit that will […]

Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police have launched what they say is the first dedicated police drone unit in the UK. The “cost effective” drones are used for missing person searches, crime scene photography, road crashes, coastal searches and firearm or terrorist incidents. The unit currently has three staff but could have up to […]