Drone Technology Not An Alternative For Police Department Sky Patrols

Published: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 5:24pm
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(Courtesy MD Helicopters)
he Mesa Police Department recently purchased a new helicopter from Mesa based MD Helicopters for more than $3 million.

Recently the City of Mesa Police Department purchased a new helicopter for more than $3 million to replace an aging helicopter that was damaged after crash landing in Gilbert last year.

The citizens of Mesa approved the purchase in a bond election after the Police Department argued that maintaining a Sky Patrol unit is a costly but necessary tool for their work.

But is there a less costly alternative as drone technology permeates our lives and the skies? 

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