Scott County Sheriff's Office: Drones
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The Quad City Bomb Squad operates one DJI Mavic drone as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College. The bomb squad is made of officers from the Rock Island County, Illinois Sheriff's Office and the Scott County, Iowa Sheriff's Office.
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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.