Police Drones

ABILENE, Texas – Abilene police are seeking permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate a small “unmanned aerial vehicle” – commonly referred to as a drone. If approved, Sgt. Lynn Beard said the drone will be used for such things as missing person investigations, outdoor crime scene photography, fatal accidents, SWAT situations, and bomb […]

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Phoenixville The Phoenixville Police Department is set to launch a new tool aimed to help serve and protect the public. Yet not everyone is on board with the controversial plan. In a 4-2 decision, borough council authorized the police department to begin using an unmanned aircraft system, better known as a drone, during mission-specific operations. […]

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Much of the battle over police drones in the United States has been over privacy. Recently, however, a new concern has come to light: the threat of hackers. In March, security researcher Nils Rodday claimed he could take over a drone that cost between $30,000 and $35,000 using just a laptop and $40 worth of […]

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Photo: Newton Police NEWTON – Law enforcement authorities in Harvey County are investigating an accident involving a joy ride by two young children, according to a social media report. Just before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, police officers in Newton were called to the scene of an injury accident in the 200 block of Columbus Avenue. […]

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In the UK, Surrey and Sussex Police has announced its acquisition of four remotely piloted aircraft. The Aeryon SkyRangers will add to one existing machine that has been used to support policing operations at Gatwick Airport since March 2014. The drones are capable of operating during daylight and after dark, in high wind and heavy […]

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  Madeley gave the licence plate number of the two alleged perpetrators out on Twitter in a hope for information. Madeley and his wife Judy Finnigan have owned a property in Talland Bay, near Polperro, since 1998, according to an interview with the Plymouth Herald. Drones with attached cameras have long sparked privacy fears among celebrities, including […]

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – The Grenada Government Tuesday warned drone users that they must first obtain permission from the police before allowing the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) into the air. “Cabinet has decided that persons who wish to operate a UAV should apply to the police stating the reason,” Planning Minister Oliver Joseph told […]

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“Stop, criminal scum!” – that’s the sound law-breakers could soon hear bellowed down from above thanks to an aerial fleet of quadcopter coppers that are about to take flight in the UK. Surry and Sussex Police have been awarded £250,000 to purchase four new drones that will aid law enforcement during official operations. The cash […]

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Largest police drone trial set to begin Surrey and Sussex Police will now have five unmanned aerial vehicles and has trained 38 operators. 2 Comments The largest trial of police drones in England and Wales is set to begin thanks to money from the Police Innovation Fund. Surrey and Sussex Police were awarded almost £250,000 […]

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ANOHNI is gearing up for the release of Hopelessness on May 6. She recently shared the video for “Drone Bomb Me,” which she called “an indictment of America’s drone campaign in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and so forth.” In a new interview with The Guardian, the singer expanded on these ideas. “We desperately hoped [President Obama would] […]

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There are four new members of the Surrey and Sussex Policing teams – drones. The two forces have acquired The Aeryon SkyRangers having been awarded almost £250,000 to fund them. One has supported the policing operations at Gatwick since March 2014. They can work day and night, in high wind and heavy rain, and can reach […]

Surrey and Sussex Police have acquired four new state-of-the-art drones. The Aeryon SkyRangers will add to the existing one which has been used to support policing operations at Gatwick since March 2014. The drones – also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – are designed to be used to safeguard people and to assist with […]

The Mumbai Police have banned drones, micro-light planes and paragliders in the city for a period of 30 days ending on the 4th of May, reports Business Standard. The police have used Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code to execute the order. The police have cited a terrorist threat as the reason to ban […]