Crime and Emergencies

New drone to aid in Durham Regional Police collision investigations

Photo courtesy of @DRPS on Twitter


Investigating collisions will now be easier for Durham Regional Police as they add an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to their inventory of equipment.

The UAV, commonly referred to as a drone, will be used by the Traffic Services Unit to help officers investigating collisions in Durham. Using software and on-board cameras, the drone can take images of a scene and generate detailed maps for analysis. 

Police say the new tool will not only help further investigations, but it will reduce the length of some road closures. 

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