SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office will be joining other law enforcement agencies in the area with a drone program.
The Free Lance-Star reports the drones will be paid for by a $45,150 Homeland Security grant. The fire and rescue departments in neighboring Caroline, Louisa and Orange counties will also be able to use the aircraft.
The Stafford Sheriff’s Office and Fredericksburg Police Department already have drone programs and are using remotely operated aircraft in the field.
The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s office will have to create policies and undergo training before launching the drones. The Federal Aviation Administration also has to authorize the use of the drones.
Most Read Stories
- Snohomish County man has the United States’ first known case of Wuhan coronavirus
- 5 of the Seattle area's most changed neighborhoods: We crunched the data on population, income, jobs
- 'We were before our time': Remembering the fight to change King County's namesake from a slave owner to a civil-rights leader VIEW
- How white families with young children can work to undo racism
- Spendy dinners and $79 haircuts: Tim Eyman isn't living like someone who's bankrupt, AG says
Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/