Cincinnati police drones could save the city money, and save you time

WCPOPublished: November 22, 2017
Published: November 22, 2017

When the Cincinnati Police Department recently decided to use drones, investigators saw a chance to save money. They'll end up saving you a lot of time, too. People often think law enforcement uses drones to spy on people. Spc. Rob Uhlenbrock, with the department's Traffic Unit, said that's not what he's up to. Instead, drones can replace surveying equipment to investigate crashes. With the old equipment, police would spend hours documenting a scene. Drones can get aerial photos in about 15 minutes; then, police create a scale diagram on a computer.

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