The NYPD planned to use drones during Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration. Then it started raining.

Before they pack into Times Square on Monday night, thousands of New Year’s Eve revelers will pass through the kind of intensive security measures that are normally found inside the nation’s airports.

While the crowd will probably be keenly aware of the heavy police presence, bomb-sniffing dogs and metal-sensing hand wands, there is one critical security measure that may escape their notice.

This year — for the first time in the New York Police Department’s history — officials will have a camera-equipped, remote-controlled quadcopter on hand with the ability to buzz above the exuberant crowd …

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/12/31/nypds-latest-tool-keeping-times-square-revelers-safe-remote-controlled-drone/?utm_term=.1872d7ad6270

The Washington Post | Dec. 31, 2018

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