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Limestone County Sheriff's Office Athens Limestone County AL Drones Physical Sciences
The Limestone County Sheriff's Office operates one Physical Sciences InstantEye drone as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Links:
Academic report (Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College)

Agency: Limestone County Sheriff's Office
State: AL
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Physical Sciences

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office operates one Physical Sciences InstantEye drone as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Billings County Sheriff's Office Medora Billings County ND Drones Physical Sciences
The Billings County Sheriff's Office's Department operates two Physical Sciences drones as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Links:
Academic report (Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College)

Agency: Billings County Sheriff's Office
State: ND
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Physical Sciences

The Billings County Sheriff's Office's Department operates two Physical Sciences drones as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Mount Carmel Township Police Department Mount Carmel Township Northumberland County PA Drones Physical Sciences
The Mount Carmel Township Police Department operates one Physical Sciences Inc InstantEye Mk-2 drone as of 2015, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Links:
Academic report (Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College)

Agency: Mount Carmel Township Police Department
State: PA
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Physical Sciences

The Mount Carmel Township Police Department operates one Physical Sciences Inc InstantEye Mk-2 drone as of 2015, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office Bull Gaps Hawkins County TN Drones Physical Sciences
The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office operates one Physical Sciences InstantEye drone as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Links:
Academic report (Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College)

Agency: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
State: TN
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Physical Sciences

The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office operates one Physical Sciences InstantEye drone as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Christiansburg Montgomery County VA Drones Physical Sciences
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office operates two Physical Sciences drones as of 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Links:
Academic report (Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College)

Agency: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
State: VA
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Physical Sciences

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office operates two Physical Sciences drones as of 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Barron County Sheriff's Office Barron Barron County WI Drones Physical Sciences
The Barron County Sheriff's Office operates one Physical Sciences InstantEye drone as of 2015, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Links:
Academic report (Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College)

Agency: Barron County Sheriff's Office
State: WI
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Physical Sciences

The Barron County Sheriff's Office operates one Physical Sciences InstantEye drone as of 2015, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.