NYPD Increases Police Drone Use at Crime Scenes
In a recent development, the NYPD has voiced plans to ramp up the utilization of Police Drones to survey crime scenes, as detailed by the NYPD Chief of Patrol, John Chell. This initiative stems from the technological advancements that Mayor Eric Adams encountered during his recent visit to Israel’s National Police Academy.
According to Chief Chell, drones offer a swift response to situations, even faster than patrol cars. “We can get the drones there quicker than a police car,” Chell emphasized during a WPIX interview. He further explained the drones’ capability, saying, “They could spot out what the situation is from overhead and give us a heads up as to what we’re looking at.”
While Chell did not accompany Mayor Adams on the Israel tour, other high-ranking NYPD officials, such as Assistant Commissioner Kaz Daughtry and First Deputy Commissioner Tania Kinsella, did.
Mayor Adams hinted at a strategic pairing, suggesting that integrating drones with NYPD…