New Zealand Police Association President Greg O’Connor says a new surveillance drone is an innovative breakthrough for police. “It’s smarter, it’s cheaper, it’s more efficient—why wouldn’t police use it?”
One drone has been purchased and already used twice for investigations, and police will decide in the coming months whether to continue using them, according to New Zealand’s 3News. The drone can provide high-resolution images, infrared images at night, and 3-D images to help with operational planning.
Image courtesy of Hawkeye UAV Ltd.