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Police Commissioner says BPD ready to implement drones


The Boston Police Department Commissioner says it is ready to roll out the use of drones but Councilor Edwards says she would like to discuss the new technology with the police and community before putting it on the streets. 

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White House wants agents to be able to down civilian drones


The White House is preparing to propose giving law enforcement and security agencies the authority to track and disable in flight civilian drones that present a threat.

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Louisville plans to become first U.S. city to use drones to respond to gunshots


The city has applied for federal permission to launch self-guided drones to collect video at the scene of gunshot reports coming from its ShotSpotter system.

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Police departments find uses for drones


When five teenagers rang from police a few hours before dawn in Saugatuck a few weeks ago, Westport police turned to their newest crime fighting tool, the drone.

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Taking to the Air: Drones and Law Enforcement


Today, many police agencies across the country increasingly are turning to these miniature aerial platforms to help in their work. 

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Randolph County deputies use drone to find missing 81-year-old woman


The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is receiving praises after they used a drone to help locate a missing woman with dementia.

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Commissioner Bill Evans explains why Boston police purchased drones


In an attempt to assuage the concerns of privacy advocates, Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans said Tuesday that the three drones his department bought earlier this year aren’t going to be used for anything “sinister.”

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A cautious step forward on police drones


Among the arguments against the use of airborne camera-wielding drones by the Los Angeles Police Department, a statement made by one critic at a recent Police Commission meeting stood out: “Drones should not be talked about.”

Read More at LATimes.com →