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Instead of Purchasing Drones, El Paso County, Colo., Looks to Private Sector to Implement UAVs

With drones, government officials can zoom through rugged canyons in search of missing hikers, hover over charred landscapes to assess wildfire damage and float above roads and bridges for inspection. Like many other public agencies across the country, El Paso … Continue reading

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Chula Vista Police and Fire Department Considering Use of Small Drones for Missions

The Chula Vista Police and Fire Departments are planning to use small drones with video capability by early summer. “Our goal is to launch by July this year,” said Police Captain Vern Sallee, head of the Chula Vista Police Support … Continue reading

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Connecticut bill would make weaponized drones legal for cops

Connecticut police officers would have the ability to use drones equipped with lethal weapons under a bill now pending in the state House of Representatives. The bill authorizing police use of “deadly” weaponized drones passed 34-7 in the state legislature’s … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s officers learn to fly drones

Sheriff’s offices in the Twin Counties are in the process of training and certifying staff to operate unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, for purposes including search and rescue. Drones are aircraft that do not require a human pilot. … Continue reading

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