Drones to the rescue: Public safety officials invest in UAVs

Drones are fast becoming a preferred tool for law enforcement agencies in the United States, particularly for tricky search-and-rescue operations.

A new report by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College found that 910 state and local first-responder agencies have bought drones in recent years, two-thirds of them law enforcement.

Agencies in 619 counties in every state except Rhode Island now have drones, and many have multiple agencies with the technology. Primarily, they are being used to find people who need help in locations traditionally difficult for humans to navigate with conventional vehicles …


UPI | March 11, 2019

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