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LAFD Deploys Drones for First Time to Survey Damage, Patrol Hotspots in Skirball Fire

The Los Angeles Fire Department deployed its drones for the first time to survey the Skirball Fire near Bel-Air on Dec. 7, 2017. Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas announced the move in a Thursday morning press conference, and by late afternoon … Continue reading

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Here Come the Drones! LA City Council OK’s Fire Department’s Guidelines

Guidelines for a Los Angeles Fire Department drone program were approved by the City Council Tuesday over the objections of some civil rights organizations concerned that the devices could be used to infringe on individual liberties. The 11-0 vote formalizes … Continue reading

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Man Who Flew Drone in Path of LAPD Helicopter Charged

A man who allegedly flew a drone into the path of a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter involved in a suspect search in Hollywood, forcing the pilot to take evasive action, was charged Tuesday with a pair of misdemeanors. Martin … Continue reading

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Police Employ Predator Drone Spy Planes on Home Front

Unmanned aircraft from an Air Force base in North Dakota help local police with surveillance, raising questions that trouble privacy advocates. Armed with a search warrant, Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke went looking for six missing cows on the Brossart … Continue reading

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New Public Safety Surveillance Drone

A manufacturer of small surveillance drones for the military has unveiled a model for use by police and other public safety agencies. Aerovironment Inc. of Monrovia, said Thursday its remotely controlled Qube air vehicle is small enough to fit in … Continue reading

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