Pretty handy for the police to use drones.
Check it out:
Police in Grand Forks, North Dakota are hailing their new fleet of drones as the “vanguard of police work,” according to the Guardian. But privacy activists are worried that the drones may be a threat to constitutional rights.
Officers in Grand Forks have been operating a fleet of drones, some small enough to fit in a suitcase, others in a larger, fixed-wing design. The department is one of only about a dozen departments across the country testing drones.
The Grand Forks PD have used their Qube unmanned aerial vehicles to take images of auto accidents, to monitor flooding from the Red River, and to find a car accident victim who wandered off due to a concussion. In another case, a drone was used to find a suspect who tried to hide in the brush.