US news service Press Telegram reports that the Los Angeles Port Police will soon be deploying its drone patrol service in the port to carry out law enforcement work.
According to the news report:
“The port Police Department is in the process of codifying guidelines and training protocols for the new equipment…. the port police and Harbor Department have the unmanned aerial system devices in hand and are ready to deploy them.”
Los Angeles Port Police Deputy Chief Randy Allen told commissioners that the technology is becoming widespread throughout law enforcement and will soon be implemented by the Los Angeles Port Police. Los Angeles Port Police and the Harbor Department collectively have acquired seven of the devices and have been carrying out training with personnel.
“The City of Los Angeles has studied this program extensively,” he told commissioners, “and has engaged the community at many levels to develop their policies.”
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