Police Drones

LONG ISLAND (CBSNewYork) — You might call police drones “eyes in the sky,” and their use is raising eyebrows among local critics. The New York Civil Liberties Union is expressing concern as police in both Nassau and Suffolk counties plan to institute drone technology into their law enforcement game plan, WCBS 880’m Mike Xirinachs reported. “You know, […]

The following items were taken from Morton Grove Police Department reports. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Drugs John R. Allen, 19, of the 9100 block of Linder Avenue, Skokie; and Brandon S. McGovern, 19, of the 8300 block of Parkside Avenue, Morton Grove; were cited July 15 for possession of drug […]

Police drones — once the stuff of science fiction — will soon take flight over Long Island. Both the Nassau and Suffolk county police departments say they expect to use unmanned aerial systems, commonly known as UAS, to carry out a host of midair missions in the near future. Potential uses include assisting officers in […]

During a wildfire in Washington County, Utah in June, authorities suspended water-dumping aircraft sorties after the flight zone became crowded with unmanned drones. (Photos: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Inhabitat) In certain circumstances, law enforcement officers can now “neutralize” some unmanned aircraft after signature of a bill by Gov. Gary R. Herbert this week. The […]

Oregon City Council recently approved the purchase of a drone for the police and fire departments. Oregon applied for a state grant to fund the drone, which would assist the police and fire departments in rescue situations. The city agreed to pay $35,499 to Toledo Aerial Media, of Ottawa Lake, Michigan, to purchase the unmanned […]

Barricades, cops and rifles abound as Cleveland girds for RNC Cleveland has deployed overwhelming security, as the city braces for possible violent protests as delegates pour into town for the Republican National Convention that will anoint Donald Trump the party’s US presidential nominee. Authorities in the city on the shores of Lake Erie have erected […]

SRINAGAR: In a first of its kind, the Jammu and Kashmir Police Thursday conducted a test flight of a drone in the deserted Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the summer capital, Srinagar. The test flight of the unmanned drone assumes significance as it come in the backdrop of unrest in Kashmir valley which has […]