The Skyward Surge of Police Drones: A Boon or a Concern?
Police Drones in the hands of Police are on the rise, and they’re taking the sky with unprecedented speed. While some celebrate the tech advancement, others raise concerns about privacy and regulation.
The State of Police Drones
“A world where flying robotic police cameras constantly crisscross our skies is one we have never seen before,” warns Jay Stanley of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
And it seems this futuristic scene might unfold sooner than we think. Presently, over 1,400 police departments utilize drones. However, only a mere 15 have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) clearance to operate police drones beyond an operator’s sight.
Yet, a shift is on the horizon. Law enforcement agencies are gearing up for more expansive drone programs. Matt Sloane, CEO of Skyfire, a firm that equips police with Drone Technology, notes that the stage is set for a “perfect storm”.
He reportedly stated, “Now things have come together……