In Georgia, Drones May be First on the Scene #droneday
Brookhaven, GA will be adding some drones to the police department. The program will send out drones to respond to 911 calls or other emmergency situations. It will be very interesting to see how this works out and if other departments will follow suit. There are some pretty glaring pros and cons.
Brookhaven, Ga., will become the first city in the southeast to adopt a first responder program that uses unmanned drones to respond to 911 calls and emergencies and to conduct investigations.
On Tuesday night, the city approved funding for the Brookhaven Police Department’s UAS (unmanned aerial system) unit, which will consist of four drones. Police will be able to deploy them to witness crimes in progress, document crime scenes or provide a bird’s eye view for officers on the ground.
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