January 11, 2018
New York State Police will soon begin using unmanned drones to help support law enforcement missions like public safety, disaster response and traffic safety.
Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday.
The program is launching sometime this month with four drones, one of which will be used by the State Police right here in Western New York. The other three will go to State Police in Central New York, the Hudson River area, and the Capital region.
By April 2018, an additional 14 aerial drones will be deployed throughout the state.
“This state-of-the-art technology will improve emergency response, improve operational and cost efficiencies and increase Trooper safety,” Governor Cuomo said. “We will continue to implement innovative technologies to improve our ability to protect New Yorkers across this great state.”
This article was posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 8:55 am