Police Drones

InterDev, the city’s information technology contractor, offered to donate the DJI Mavic Pro drone because it believes “the drone will be a valuable, possibly life-saving tool for the city,” according to a memo by City Manager John McDonough to the council. The device operates on a rechargeable battery, is monitored with a smart phone and […]

InterDev, the city’s information technology contractor, offered to donate the DJI Mavic Pro drone because it believes “the drone will be a valuable, possibly life-saving tool for the city,” according to a memo by City Manager John McDonough to the council. The device operates on a rechargeable battery, is monitored with a smart phone and […]

CMPD helicopter pilots say they are encountering more drones as they patrol above Charlotte. They say it’s partly due to growth in the number of drones, but also a lack of knowledge about the rules. Coty Brown says he and fellow CMPD pilots are watching more carefully these days as more people send up drones.  […]

Posted by John Ruch on May 16, 2017. Sandy Springs Police are adding a drone to their arsenal after the City Council on May 16 accepted the donation of the device. The Sandy Springs Police Department’s new drone on display at the May 16 City Council meeting. (John Ruch) The DJI Mavic Pro drone is […]

Mysuru: The city Police prevented a film crew from shooting near the Mysore Palace with the help of a drone yesterday evening. Using drones in public places have been restricted by the authorities due to security reasons. Some public complained to the Devaraja Police that a film crew was shooting near Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple near […]

RUSSELL TOWNSHIP, Ohio – General Assistance, Belle Vernon Drive: A woman sought advice May 4 for dealing with a neighbor’s drone that has been frequenting her backyard over the past several months. It arrives from across the street and hovers for several minutes while she and her family are in their yard. She was advised […]

Posted by John Ruch on May 12, 2017. A police drone may soon take to the skies of Sandy Springs, chasing suspects and monitoring city events, if the City Council approves a donation of the device from the city’s IT contractor. The DJI Mavic Pro drone is an X-shaped device with four propellers. According to […]

(TNS) — Battalion Chief Jeff Kleven stood onshore peering through the predawn darkness. He couldn’t see if anyone was inside a car partially submerged in the middle of Alameda Creek, Calif.’s storm-swollen waters. Instead of sending a rescue team into the debris-filled current, Kleven deployed the Fremont Fire Department’s newest life-saving tool — a drone […]

Government use of aerial drones became much easier when the Federal Aviation Administration flipped the switch on new regulations last year. The Austin American-Statesman reports since then, a number of Austin-area public safety agencies, including the Williamson County sheriff’s office and San Marcos police, are jumping in. Some of those agencies say their drone use […]