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Project Lifesaver International Receives Prestigious International Humanitarian Award

Project Lifesaver International (PLI) has been awarded the Humanitarian Xcellence Award by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International for its use of DJI drones to locate missing persons.

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Florida Department Welcomes New K-9, Asks Residents to Name Her

The Bradenton (FL) Police Department recently introduced its newest member of the ranks, a 9-week-old Bloodhound puppy set to begin training in search and rescue operations.

Video: California Department Deploys Drone to Locate Missing Deaf Teen

The Fremont (CA) Police Department recently released video of an incident in February showing how an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a thermal imaging camera helped to locate a child missing from a local school for the deaf.

Video: CHP Helicopter Rescues 2 Hikers from Yosemite Crevasse

Late last week, the California Highway Patrol Air Unit was called upon to help locate and rescue two hikers at Yosemite National Park. The agency posted video footage to its Facebook page of the ensuing operation.

Maryland Department Adds K-9 to Help in Searches for Missing Persons

Officers with the Bowie (MD) Police Department welcomed a new member to its ranks—a 13-month-old bloodhound puppy.

Illinois K-9 Finds Missing Suicidal Woman in Nighttime Search

Deputy John Forlenza and his K-9 partner Dax of the Lake County (IL) Sheriff's Office located an unidentified 32-year-old woman in mental distress.

Cost-Effective Drone Solutions Can Help Police Save Lives

As drone-powered missions continue to have significant impact on the positive outcomes of law enforcement situations, users shouldn’t have to choose a $1,500 consumer drone because of a fear of flying a product which is priced 20 times higher. 

Nebraska Police Rescue Missing 90-Year-Old Man Who Suffers from Dementia

Vitauts Grinvalds had last been seen at around eight o'clock in the morning. Police located him at about four in the afternoon, and returned him safely to his home.

Texas Police Continue Search for Officer Missing Since Thursday

According to Chambers County Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne, 46-year-old Baytown Police Officer John Stewart Beasley is believed to have walked out of his house in the mid-afternoon. His cell phone — which had been separated from its battery — was found in a wooded area behind the home.

Video: British Police Use Drone to Find Missing Hiker

Nearly a day after Peter Pugh went missing, he was spotted in a marshland by a Norfolk Police Department drone.