The US and Canada are considering deploying police drones to help solve crimes that could take decades to resolve.
Key points:Police are already using drones to monitor crimes in cities including Toronto, New York and LondonThis could include surveillance of high-profile suspects and their familiesThe drones could also be used to search for missing peopleThe use of drones could make it easier for police to track suspects in their own communitiesPolice are using the technology to monitor crime in cities across the US and Canadian.
As a result, police are looking into how to use drones to search high-risk areas and for missing persons.
Police are also working with the US National Institute of Standards and Technology to help develop a standard for drones.
Police say the drones could be used for surveillance of suspects and families.
“They’re also very valuable to law enforcement because they can be used in very dangerous places,” Sgt Mark Furlong, an officer with the Toronto Police Department (TPSD), told the BBC.
“We are also looking at the use of this technology to provide real-time, real-world visibility to people and locations to help with our investigation.”‘
It is our job’The police say drones could provide real time information about people and places to help identify people or suspects in serious crimes, such as armed robbery, aggravated assault and homicide.
“Our goal is to use the technology in the most effective way possible,” Furlung said.
“In terms of the use-of-force issue, you’re looking at real-life situations.
We’re looking into use of the technology as a means of identifying individuals, to help us identify the individual.”
Police in the US are currently using drones for surveillance, but not in real time, to investigate suspected crimes.
The police department in Canada has not announced plans to deploy drones to their police forces.
Police in New York have deployed drones to spy on the streets and search for criminals in the city’s drug trade, but they have not used the technology for any major investigations.
“I think there are a lot of things that we’re looking for,” said New York Police Commissioner William Bratton.
“I think if we’re going to go to that level of use, we have to go all the way.”
“You want to use it as a deterrent, as a way of preventing crime,” Bratton added.
“You can’t be an authority on crime, but you want to prevent crime.
That’s the most important thing we can do.”
Police use drones for other uses, too.
The use-or-don’t-use policy of the US military is often criticised for not using the drones to target enemy combatants.
But many police departments have opted to deploy them for other reasons.
Police departments in Canada also say they are looking at using drones in search and rescue operations, such at major disasters, when no-one is in a vehicle.
“As we do this we want to make sure we’re using the best technology possible, but we also want to do everything we can to make it as effective as we possibly can,” Chief Insp.
Bob Zimmer, a spokesperson for the Toronto police, told the CBC.
“It is the job of our officers to do the right thing.
We know that.”
The US is also looking into the use and deployment of drones in cities where there are large numbers of people, such cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
“The use and use of police drones is not something we’re seeing as being a priority in New Orleans,” Zimmer said.
The technology could be helpful in places where there is a large number of people where there could be crime or where there would be significant resources needed, such in high-crime areas, he said.
Mr Bratton said the US is not currently looking at deploying drones to combat crime, though he did not rule out using them in certain cases.
“Let’s be clear about this.
We are not doing this for military purposes, or as an act of war,” he said in an interview.”
This is something we want people to be using in their communities, because if we can, we should be using it.”