New York State Police to start using drones – WKBW.com Buffalo, NY
The program is launching sometime this month with four drones, one of which will be used by the State Police right here in Western New York. The other three will go to State Police in Central New York, the Hudson River area, and the Capital region.
By April 2018, an additional 14 aerial drones will be deployed throughout the state.
“This state-of-the-art technology will improve emergency response, improve operational and cost efficiencies and increase Trooper safety,” Governor Cuomo said. “We will continue to implement innovative technologies to improve our ability to protect New Yorkers across this great state.”
Governor Cuomo says the drones will be more cost-effective than manned aircrafts like helicopters and can be used in dangerous situations and environments without putting State Troopers in harm’s way.
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