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4.24.2012

The Arlington PD Can Use Drones?



WASHINGTON - It's widely known that the military has employed drones to help in the war against terrorism, but there may be a lot of other drones flying around the U.S.

The Federal Aviation Administration recently released lists of organizations, agencies and manufacturers that have sought authorization to fly drones . . . .

The first full list, available [here], also includes police departments in several states.


That story was published today. If authentic (and I'm reading it correctly), I'd think that's newsworthy for the metroplex.

(Thanks for the tip.)

Edit: Well, it looks like the news covered the PD's application for the use of drones last year. I guess the news is that they were approved.

21 comments:

Uppercase Matt said...

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/05/10/3065820/arlington-police-look-to-deploy.html

Anonymous said...

Anyone with a tip on the burglary @ S&J Pharmacy in Alvord should call 940.627.tips https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002371789642

Anonymous said...

They'll be firing missiles next- cuz hey, it's for public saftey...

Anonymous said...

It's just an RC copter. Easily taken out with a .22 round to the gyro.

Anonymous said...

It's just that 9/11 changed everything.

Anonymous said...

County Law!

Anonymous said...

Just like our government to think they can police by remote control.

Anonymous said...

Oh No! Rhome will want one now to find speeders in crown point!

Anonymous said...

Cool! I want one!

Anonymous said...

What is the difference.....People tweet or facebook every personal item or happening all the time....so this is just one more chunk of privacy gone that we have already chosen to freely give up anyway.

Anonymous said...

I think Arlington's authorization was originally tied to hosting the Super Bowl. (Assuming it's Arlington, Texas, and not Virginia.)

Anonymous said...

My old lady uses something at night that drones on and on and...

Anonymous said...

If this put Bishop out of a job, I'm all for it.

Anonymous said...

How long do we give before Bishop decides that he HAS to have one of these?

Anonymous said...

Hell, all he'd do is crash it.

Anonymous said...

whats interesting is the four the disapproved.. wonder why..

Anonymous said...

I heard Rhome already had eight of these drones! They are using them to scout the entire Rhome empire for a place for the potential HEB!

Anonymous said...

Whos this bishop character?

Anonymous said...

Save tax dollars, vote for Hudson.

Anonymous said...

Have you really been "tipped" when, as the first commenter suggested with his link, this story has been pretty widely available for public consumption for nearly a year?

Anonymous said...

HEB is too high class for Rhome, they might be lucky to get a "I can't believe it's a grocery store!".