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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.

LAPD Cracks Down on Drone Use by Real Estate Agents

January 27, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department is warning real estate agents not to use images of properties taken from unmanned aircraft, saying the flying drones pose a potential safety hazard and could violate federal aviation policy.

South Carolina Agencies Launch UAV Surveillance Program

March 24, 2011
The agencies plan to use the craft to assist patrol officers during foot pursuits across jurisdictional boundaries. The small helicopters include cameras, and a weapon can be mounted if needed.

Mexican Drone Crashes In El Paso Backyard

December 18, 2010
The crash in El Paso's Lower Valley neighborhood occurred shortly before 6:28 p.m. Tuesday, when the El Paso (Texas) Police Department was notified about it. "We were told it was not a police matter," Det. Mike Baranyay told the news outlet.

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.

Colorado Sheriff Uses Unmanned Aircraft For Search-and-Rescue Ops

October 30, 2009
The Mesa County (Colo.) Sheriff's Office has begun using the remote-controlled Draganflyer X6 unmanned helicopter to assist with search-and-rescue operations.

Raven UAV

November 1, 2005
Ever wished your department had a Predator unmanned aerial vehicle? Well, you probably can’t afford one. However, you can have a UAV. AeroVironment’s Raven is a hand-launched propeller-driven glider that can send live color video back to a ground-based monitor. It’s controlled just like a radio-controlled airplane. Law enforcement applications include surveillance, search and rescue, and other outdoor operations.

Cyber Defense Systems CyberBug Aircraft

July 1, 2005
Cyber Defense Systems’ CyberBug is a scalable 2.6- to 12-pound unmanned aircraft that can be deployed for total surveillance of an area. The basic CyberBug unit includes an autopilot function, data link with GPS overlay, a day/night camera, and other options such as Infrared viewing capabilities.
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