police drones Stories April 1

No one’s above the law, especially now that police routinely use drones as part of their investigative toolkits. Twenty-two people face fines in Birmingham, England, after a police drone spotted an illegal rave.

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police drones Stories March 12

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office in Florida was able to locate a fleeing suspect with the help of its drone in the air watching over him until officers were able to get to him and take him into custody. The man has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill, with another charge in a neighboring county.

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police drones Stories March 10

A new UAV marketed to police SWAT teams includes a feature we’ve never seen before: The drone has a whirling blade that smashes glass.

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police drones Stories February 15

Research has shown that British police have been using drones to monitor protests and rallies throughout 2020 and likely into the new year. Drone Watch was able to gather information on police usage of drones around the UK from January to October 2020.

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police drones Stories February 2

Winona County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota faces scrutiny from the public after purchasing a new drone for $5,929, resulting in the county’s board ordering a review of the sheriff’s office drones’ usage.

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police drones Stories January 6

In Florida, Port St. Lucie Police turned to its DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone when two children went missing, finding them soon after. The drone was sent up to locate the children after the families notified police that they had gone missing.

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