- Hometown stories that count from people who care

By Brian Ackley
City of Lake Wales 

Drone Helping with Local Crime Fighting


Last updated 4/15/2021 at 10:55am

Collaboration between different city departments is a daily occurrence at Lake Wales City Hall.

But one of the more unique partnerships help show the good side of Lake Wales and is an important tool in putting bad guys behind bars.

A city police drone is one of the latest tool's in the department's crime fighting tool kit. But part of the purchase price was covered by the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency, which uses the drone to provide aerial video of projects like the recently completed Lincoln Avenue mural project.

"We can use it to track criminals running from a store. We've ac...

For access to this article please sign in or register.


Reader Comments(1)

Jimmy19 writes:

So if you admit to flying the drone over 2 miles away, how are you able to follow FAA regulations that require you to have the drone visible to you at all times? There’s no way you can fly 2 miles away and still see the drone. So therefore you are flying that drone illegally.


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021

Rendered 08/04/2021 16:07