TBPS expands drone program

The Thunder Bay Police Service is expanding its drone program.

This week, eight members of the Primary Response Branch went through four days of training, which included flight training, reviewing legal processes, and scenario-based exercises.

The drones have been used for a variety of policing purposes. They greatly assist with missing persons searches, and enhance officer safety during suspect tracking and operations involving armed and barricaded subjects. The drones are also able to effectively and efficiently capture photo and video evidence from crime and collision scenes.

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