Fighting Crime From Above

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Local law enforcement is keeping up with the times by keeping up with technology.  The Mount Carmel Township Police Department is the first in the state to use get an unmanned aircraft system, which many of us know as drones.  The drones will be used for a number of different scenarios including search and rescue, barricaded suspects, and general patrol.

For months Officer Keith Tamborelli has been going through training and reading up on the rules and regulations of using the system.  He even purchased the equipment with his own money.  “No municipal funds have been used to acquire this asset or bring this asset to this county or the 5 county region,” Officer Tamborelli explains.

The technology will be available to first responders in a 5 county area.     The program will be ready to go by August 10th.

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