Expected and unexpected uses of police drones
When the Torrance Police Department launched its drone program, little did the agency know the many ways drones would be used
Technology systems are changing the way that American law enforcement agencies police and one form of technology is increasingly diffusing throughout the field: drones.
Throughout the country, law enforcement agencies are actively trying to manage the addition of drones into their operations, address privacy concerns of the public, and navigate the regulatory requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Torrance (California) Police Department is ahead of the curve in this endeavor, and they have amassed a set of experiences. In this video, Sergeant Dave Maitlen outlines how Torrance PD is deploying drones in the field for many different types of operations.