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RCMP Considering Increased Use of Drones

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July 20, 2012

The RCMP currently has about 12 drones that it uses to take aerial photos of accident scenes, observe emergency situations and assist in investigations, and it is considering expanding the program to a national fleet, reports the Ottawa Citizen. An RCMP spokeswoman says the organization is in the “initial stages” of considering this move and will develop “technical specifications, national policy, training standards and, if necessary, privacy requirements,” the report states. This possible expansion comes amid controversy in the U.S. over a recent bill allowing commercial and private drone use.
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