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Update: Drone lobby group slams Interior Department memo

A couple of days ago, we wrote about a leaked US government memo that exposed the Department of Interior’s stance on Pentagon-approved Blue sUAS drones. The internal memo verified by the Financial Times revealed that following a ban on China-manufactured drones, the DoI is being forced to spend eight to …

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Roswell police department accepts donation of a drone

Roswell resident, William Christopher, offered the donation of one DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter UAS drone to add to the police department’s current fleet. Roswell police plan to use the device for training and public safety operations as needed. The Phantom 3 Professional, made by DJI, is no longer in …

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Drones, drug bags purchased for sheriff’s department | News

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department is seeking to expand its arsenal of drones for their ongoing public safety efforts. A purchase order was presented to the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday during their first meeting of July. The department sought the purchase of four drones from Memphis based …

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Mansfield Fire Department hopes state grant will aid in drone purchase | News

MANSFIELD — Shawn Yerian has helped the Mansfield Fire Department obtain more than $1 million in outside financial assistance through his grant-writing efforts. His latest success — a $3,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources — may result in more lives being saved through an unmanned drone to …

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Hollister Police Department debuts new drone program this holiday weekend

News HOLLISTER, Calif. (KION) The Hollister Police Department is taking no chances when it comes to illegal fireworks. Not only are they beefing up patrols on the streets this Independence Day weekend, but they are also keeping an eye out from up above, as they debut their new UAV Drone …

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Hollister Police Department debuts new drone program this 4th of July weekend

Top Stories HOLLISTER, Calif. (KION) UPDATE 7/3/21 10:56 a.m. In addition to using the drone to find illegal fireworks, Hollister PD also has plans to use it for other purposes, such as locating suspects who might be on the run. KION’s Stephanie Aceves will be joined by Sergeant Lenard with …

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San Diego County Sheriff’s Department: Keep Drones Away From Fires

06/18/2021 11:35 AM As we enter our summer fire season, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are reminding the public, it is against the law to fly a drone near or over a wildfire. Firefighting aircraft could be grounded, …

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Rockland Fire Department drone helps locate missing man in Lincolnville – Rockland – Camden – Knox – Courier-Gazette

Lincolnville — A Rockland Fire Department drone helped searchers find an 83-year-old man Saturday night who was lost after hiking in Lincolnville. Peter Bang was found at about 10 p.m., June 5 about 10 hours after he was reported missing. Bang was walking on the Bayview Trail in Lincolnville when …

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DJI Drones Cleared by Department of Defense Audit

DJI Government Edition drones were cleared for use by a US Department of Defense audit, which stated that “The DJI Government Edition versions that were tested, show no malicious code or intent and are recommended for use by government entities and forces working with US services.” The report from the …

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