Drone cops are coming! Illinois gets go-ahead to use ‘unmanned aircraft’ to photograph crime scenes and traffic accidents

by Mark Prigg  |  published on May 14, 2015

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Illinois State Police have been given the go-ahead for the first ‘drone cops’.

The Federal Aviation Authority has given the force approval to use drones to photograph crash and crime scenes.

Cops say aerial photographs taken from drones will cut down on the time highways are closed during investigations of major traffic crashes.

  • Hotnike

    Maybe the drones can be programmed to arrest the people involved in these incidents!

  • David in MA

    “Drone cops are coming! Illinois gets go-ahead to use ‘unmanned aircraft’ to photograph crime scenes and traffic accidents”
    Not a bad idea, but we know it will not stop with this, it will expand, it always does.

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