Why Does the Loveland Police Department Need a Drone? [VIDEO]
So, why DOES the LPD have a drone?
A drone is now employed by the Loveland Police Department. Seems weird: Little Loveland needs a drone?
First off, they do not even like calling it a 'drone'. Loveland Police refer to the device simply, as 'the quad copter' Which, they've only used about twice so far by -- the traffic department.
They bought the quadcopter earlier in 2014 for only about $300. The price is what's making drones- or quadcopters- so prevalent these days. Almost anybody can get one. LPD is being very cautious about its use
From The Reporter-Herald:
"We're being very cautious with it," he said. "It's just for documenting incidents that have already occurred.
"We're not using it for surveillance. We're not using it for peeking into backyards," [Traffic-enforcement unit supervisor Sgt. Jameson Gartnerhe] said
So far, they've used it to document crime scenes and traffic accidents. Which makes sense, since without the quadcopter, often times they have to use a fire department ladder truck to get any aerial photos.
Rest assured, they are NOT using it to prevent or stop crime. That kind of technology would probably cost a LOT more than $300!
Take a look at The Quad Copter!