Police Drones

There are many positive use cases for drones, but what you’re about to read is not one of them. A DJI Phantom drone was illegally flying over Fenway Park last night during a Boston Red Sox game. According to Boston Police, the drone was first spotted around 9:30 PM and was last seen around 10:20 […]

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Tuesday, April 9 Larceny report on Sewall Avenue: At 8:40 a.m. a caller reported multiple packages in their entryway had been opened, and it appeared items had been taken. Larceny report on Carlton Street: At 9:24 a.m. a caller complained a political sign had been taken from his front yard for the third time. Turkey […]

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CLOSE A fire erupted at the famed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. USA TODAY Updated at 8:46 p.m. ET: French billionaire pledges to help rebuild cathedral. Within hours of flames bursting through the roof of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral Monday, spokesman Andre Finot said “nothing will remain from the frame.” The cathedral’s spire, which […]

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The drone incursion that caused travel chaos for tens of thousands of passengers at London’s Gatwick Airport last December could have been an inside job, according to British police. Based on the behavior of the drone, it is possible the pilot had either first-hand knowledge of the “airport operating environment,” or access to that information, Sussex Police […]

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Tiburon is considering a ban on drone flyovers at local schools after an incident last month at Reed Elementary School. “It’s unnerving,” said Reed Union School District Superintendent Nancy Lynch, of the incident that occurred during the school day on March 21. “You don’t know who it is, and you don’t know their intent.” Lynch […]

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A woman in a car was ramming a man on a motorcycle, chasing him down the streets of Chula Vista, part of the San Diego metro area. A police drone flew after them, broadcasting a live video feed to officers’ smartphones. All officers in the department had been out on other high-priority calls when they […]

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The images show flames engulfing almost the entire structure, as the roof appears to be entirely gone, and nothing remains of the cathedral’s iconic central spire. The firefighters however remain optimistic that its two towers have been “saved.” The fire began earlier on Monday in scaffolding erected to perform repairs on the centuries-old church, which […]

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In an effort to better manage pre-planned security events, search missions and situations requiring aerial assistance, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) has launched a fleet of drones and more. According to a report from Channel News Asia the high-tech law enforcement measures that the SPF is rolling out to enhance its operational effectiveness comprises a […]

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Montebello’s Police Department is making plans to take to the air to fight crime through the use of drones. Police Chief Brad Keller has promised the drones will not be used to violate privacy. Unmanned aerial vehicles will be used in specific law enforcement purposes, which does not include covert surveillance, Keller told the Montebello […]

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The iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, was engulfed in a massive fire Monday evening that has destroyed the monument’s spire and threatened to consume the entire structure. After fire crews battled the relentless flames for hours, Paris fire officials said late Monday night that the cathedral’s two main rectangular towers had been “saved […]

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(TNS) — The drone that buzzed Fenway Park is a “wake-up call” to Congress to regulate the unmanned aircraft before there’s a tragedy, two former police commissioners told the Herald. The warning comes just days before the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon — where drones have been banned by the Federal Aviation Administration. “At […]

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