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Louisiana Sheriff’s Office Completes Successful Nighttime UAS Task

The Bossier Sheriff’s Office in Bossier Parish, La., says its infrared camera-equipped drone was “instrumental” in tracking down a suspect in a burglary last...
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Australia Transport Agency ‘Leads by Example’ by Securing Drone Approval

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) says it is “leading by example” by securing a Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operator’s Certificate through Australia’s Civil Aviation...
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North Carolina Governor Signs Law on UAS Near Prisons

Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C., has signed into law a bill that makes it illegal to fly a drone over or near prisons and jails.Under...

Kansas Sheriff’s Office: Drone ‘Critical’ in Saving Life of Missing Elderly Man

The Harvey County Sheriff’s Office in Kansas is crediting a thermal camera-equipped unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with tracking down an elderly man who went...
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Council Forms to Advance Use of UAS in Public Safety

A group recently formed with a goal of advancing the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in public safety.The National Council on Public Safety...
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Tennessee Police Department Preps to Deploy its New UAV

Tennessee’s Spring Hill Police Department (SHPD) recently purchased an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) they say will help officers get a bird’s-eye view in many...
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U.K. Police Tout Country’s First Operational Drone Unit

Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police have announced that they are the first police forces in the U.K. to launch a fully operational drone...
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New Partnership Focuses on Advancing UAS Ops for Public Safety Agencies

Praxis Aerospace International Corp. (PRACI) and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) have signed an agreement to provide joint services and products to...
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Lawyer Gifts DJI Phantom 4 to Key West Emergency Departments

The City of Key West, Fla., has received a donated drone from an attorney and co-founder of law firm Grossman, Roth, Yaffa and Cohen,...

Orange County, N.Y., Adopts UAVs for Emergency Services

The Orange County, N.Y., emergency services department is adopting unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to assist in various types of situations.According to a release from...

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