Las Vegas Police Department Launching Drone Program

Police using drones

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department making a big difference to document crimes and someday even save lives.

The drone program is in its infancy for Las Vegas Police.

Currently, the unit is typically called upon to document crime scenes in the air, typically homicide scenes and deadly car crashes.

On occasion, the drones are called in for critical incidents such as police officer-involved shootings or SWAT operations.

The technology provides a smaller footprint, making it more agile for close-range needs to the ground and does so at a fraction of the cost associated with a traditional helicopter.

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