Police Stories January 8

Police in Chula Vista, California, have been able to use a drone to help arrest a 17-year-old suspect believed to have been involved in a shooting earlier this week. The teenager allegedly shot a man trying to get the license plate number of a car he was in after it was involved in a hit-and-run.

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Police Stories January 6

The Ontario Provincial Police released drone video of a dramatic rescue after two fishermen fell through the ice on a lake near Ottawa, Ontario, last week.

The two-minute video appears to show one man pulled from the icy water just in time.

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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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Police Stories December 22, 2020

Drone photos released by Pennsylvania State Police earlier this month have shown a 55-truck pile-up during a recent snowstorm. In total, there were 66 vehicles in the pile-up, with the majority obviously being trucks and a few cars that happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Police Stories November 2, 2020

The Brookhaven Police Department in Georgia is set to receive a fleet of drones as a new advanced way to responding to 911 calls. The department will also have 12 officers train to receive their FAA licenses as a part of the new unmanned aerial systems unit.

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Police Stories October 22, 2020

Tasmanian police in Australia are getting the latest drone tech to fight crime in the state, thanks to the government’s AUD$400,000, (US$283,640) drone program. Over the next four years, drones will slowly become an everyday tool for Tasmanian police.

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