Turning the article ” VPD Purchases Three Drones for Investigation” article written by Susan Lazaruk into an internet based article.
VPD Plans to Use Drones for Investigations
The Vancouver Police Department plans on using three drones to surveil the city for investigation and protective purposes. These high-tech devices cost the department $140,000 and are currently awaiting the approval of the Vancouver Police Board. The drones will be used for many things such as:
- Car crashes
- Crime analysis
- Disaster scenes
- Critical incidents
- Hostage situations
- Deadly threats
- High-Risk warrants
- Suicide situations
- Barricaded suspects
After concern was raised about the privacy and safety of citizens while the drones were in use, the Vancouver Police Department released a “Privacy Assessment Statement” and stated that any non important imagery will be deleted after 30 days.
These drones will even be used to survey large public events to ensure the safety of attendees. The next English Bay firework celebration and large public parades could possibly be filmed and analyzed for suspicious or illegal behavior and dangerous acts.