High altitude, long-endurance airborne drones are prime candidates for watching over highways and keeping track of traffic beyond the current capabilities of local police forces.
Small airborne drones can assist law enforcement in monitoring traffic accidents and capturing crime scene photography.
Due to their high maneuverability, small airborne drones can serve as pursuit and surveillance vehicles supporting law enforcement efforts to detect and capture criminals.
Airborne drones fitted with facial recognition software have the potential to greatly boost the ability of police forces to identify and locate both missing persons and criminals alike, due to their ability to navigate densely populated urban environments with high efficiency and low cost.
One of the most widely-used police applications for drones, bomb defusal vehicles are small ground-based robots that can go into potentially dangerous areas and disarm or detonate explosives without endangering human lives.
Aerial drones are already in use in ‘walk-the-fence’ roles at private locations, to maintain perimeters and catch intruders (both human and drone) without the need for a constant manned security team along a complex’s entire border.