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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 10:44 AM

9. Well, right now, most major police departments are using

manned helicopters a lot. They fly around the Twin Cities frequently when a pursuit is going on or when police are looking for a felon who is evading arrest after committing a crime. Those manned helicopters are hellishly expensive to operate. These small camera drones could take the place of those helicopters most of the time.

In addition, smaller cities usually can't afford manned helicopters, or pay a larger jurisdiction to operate them when necessary. Again, these small camera drones would add capabilities to those smaller departments, at a small fraction of the cost of operating manned helicopters.

If anyone can't see how such devices would be useful in a wide variety of situations, then they're not really thinking about it very hard. One missing child found would make it worthwhile. We have several a year in our city. Often, they're found by searchers, after they've wandered off somewhere. They might be found faster.

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