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U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin using drone surveillance aircraft similar to these to support drug and human smuggling enforcement along the Texas/Mexico border.

Unmanned Aircraft Gather Intel In Texas  

May 27, 2010
These aircraft are flown remotely by a pair of pilots at ground control stations essentially using a high-tech flight simulator. The drones have a 66-foot wingspan and are powered by a turboprop engine at the rear. Fuel capacity supports 20 hours of flying time.
The term "squad car" likely came from early patrol days, when agencies used wagons to transport the whole squad. Image via Akron Police Department.

History of America's First Motorized Patrol Vehicle  

May 18, 2010
The Akron Police Department claims this historic distinction with an electric-powered patrol wagon produced in 1899.
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