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Imperial County Sheriff's Office: Drones

A police officer uses a remote control to fly a drone.
An example of a DJI police drone.
Credit: Dublin Police Department, OH
Agency Imperial County Sheriff's Office
Location El Centro, CA
Technology Drones
Vendor DJI

The Imperial County Sheriff's Office operates three DJI drones as of 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

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Drones are also known as unmanned aerial vehicles. Police remotely control these devices to surveil crowds from above or locations that would otherwise be difficult or dangerous to observe by a human on the ground.

A police officer uses a remote control to fly a drone.
An example of a DJI police drone.
Credit: Dublin Police Department, OH