The Danville Police Department has invested in a new drone for search and rescue operations.
Five people will be trained to use the drone, its main use will be for missing and endangered cases or tracking with K-9 units.
The department plans to start using the drone before this summer.
Danville Police Department spokesperson Lieutenant Richard Chivvis provided the following statement to WFXR News:
“There will be five operators. Training, features, use, police and procedure is still in the development process. Its primary purpose is to use it for search, rescue, officer safety issues such as when our K-9 officer may be tracking a suspect, and outdoor crime scene documentation. We anticipate being ready to put it into use late spring.”