Love the Statie Choppers Over JP? Drones Could Be Next

The Herald reports on a plan by State Police to add drones to their Air Wing. Jamaica Plain residents are already familiar with helicopters operated by State Police often appearing along the Southwest Corridor Park or to help Boston Police with searches.

For the full scoop on what the Herald learned by getting hold of a bid request issued by State Police, please click through to their story.

State police want to put a new eye in the sky – a drone they say will be used for search and rescue missions and reconstructing car crashes – but critics say there needs to be civil liberty protections in place before an unmanned aerial vehicle takes off.State police are soliciting proposals for a drone that can record and stream high-definition video, and track and identify the GPS location of any object in its view, according to a bid request obtained by the Herald.

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