RCPD adopts official drone policy

The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday approved a policy that outlines when and how police officers can use drones in investigations.

Capt. Kurt Moldrup said the department introduced drones with a trial program about a year ago and wanted to become accustomed to them before adopting a formal policy.

The Riley County Police Department has four Unmanned Aerial Systems or drones, DJI M210s, that are employed under the Emergency Response Unit. They typically help with searches for missing and runaway people, as well as aerial incident and crime scene mapping …


The Mercury (Manhattan, KS) | Sept. 17, 2019

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