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Batteries for Unmanned Vehicles

June 26, 2014
Mathews Associates supplies the U.S. government and law enforcement agencies with batteries for unmanned vehicles whether for ground, air, or underwater.

More Border-Patrol Drones Being Borrowed by Other Agencies

January 16, 2014
Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies are increasingly borrowing border-patrol drones for domestic surveillance operations, a harbinger of what is expected to become the commonplace use of unmanned aircraft by police.

Md. Bills to Set Limits on Crime-Fighting Devices

January 16, 2014
Maryland lawmakers are sponsoring four bills they say will set rules that law enforcement in Maryland must follow–like making sure police have warrants before tracking cell phones.

Are You Ready for the Future of Policing?

December 30, 2013
There’s a chat-bot out there that knows what dialog to use to elicit the right information from the predator to get an identification and conviction. So maybe in the not too distant future, cyber detectives will not have to make their own undercover profiles and spend hours chatting with sexual predators.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Wants 2 Drones for Maricopa County

October 29, 2013
Joe Arpaio, the outspoken sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., wants to use two drones to survey his jails from the air and catch drug dealers, if he receives FAA approval.

FAA Certifies ARA Micro Drone

October 16, 2013
Applied Research Associates’ Nighthawk micro-drone received the FAA's special airworthiness certificate, giving users authorization to operate the drone for research, demonstrations, and training.

St. Louis Police Chief Pushes for Drone Use

October 11, 2013
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is pushing forward with plans for a drone and wants to create what he calls an information center.

Report: FBI Using Drones for 7 Years

September 27, 2013
The FBI has spent more than $3 million to operate a fleet of small drone aircraft in domestic investigations, according to a report released Thursday by a federal watchdog agency.

Colo. Town Considers Drone Hunting Bounties

August 26, 2013
The tiny plains town of Deer Trail, Colo., is considering issuing hunting permits for government drones and offering bounties for debris from a shot-down government drone.

On-Body Video: The Future of Policing Arrives

July 8, 2013

The rules of the game may be changing. Forward-looking agencies embrace new technology at about the same time as the rest of society. That seems to be the case with on-body video systems.

Ala. College Deploys Drones to Monitor Campus

May 15, 2013
Officials at the University of Alabama Huntsville have announced that the school will deploy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor the campus. The UAVs will use small spotlights or infrared cameras, along with video surveillance cameras to scan campus grounds.

Senators Urge Update of Privacy Laws for Police Drones

March 20, 2013
A budding commercial drone industry is poised to put mostly small, unmanned aircraft to countless uses, from monitoring crops to acting as lookouts for police SWAT teams.

ACLU Questions Police Agencies About Militarization

March 6, 2013
The ACLU will request information about SWAT teams, such as how often and for what reasons they're deployed, what types of weapons they use, how often citizens are injured during SWAT raids, and how they're funded.

Seattle Grounds Police Drone Program

February 8, 2013
Saying police need to stay focused on "community building," Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has pulled the plug on the department’s controversial drone program even before it got off the ground.

States Propose Limiting Police Drones

February 5, 2013
Lawmakers in at least 11 states are looking at plans to restrict the use of drones over their skies amid concerns the unmanned aerial vehicles could be exploited to spy on Americans.

21st Century Surveillance

December 20, 2012

Revolutionary progress in the world of technology has enabled numerous changes in the techniques police officers use to identify, track, and make cases against suspects.

Calif. Sheriff's Drone Nixed After Privacy Uproar

December 6, 2012
Outcry from privacy advocates prompted county supervisors to postpone or possibly scrap plans to purchase a surveillance drone for the Alameda County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office.

Use of Drones by Seattle Police Strikes a Nerve

November 6, 2012
The vocal opposition against the drones came into sharp focus two weeks ago during a public meeting in Seattle when members of the Seattle Police Department were shouted down with chants of "No drones!"

Drone Industry Sets Code of Conduct

July 2, 2012
The association representing manufacturers of unmanned aircraft released a code of conduct for the design, testing, and operation of the aircraft that includes recommendations for "safe, non-intrusive operation."

Sheriff's Drone Crashes Into SWAT Vehicle

March 6, 2012
The Montgomery County (Texas) Sheriff's public unveiling of its new surveillance drone quickly fizzled after the unmanned aircraft crashed into the department's Lenco Bearcat armored vehicle.
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