York Regional Police purchase a drone

yorkregionaldroneYork Regional Police say they’ve purchased an unmanned aerial vehicle for use by traffic collision investigators to produce detailed maps of crash scenes.

Doing things the traditional way, investigators say it can take up to 8 or 10 hours to complete an investigation into a serious collision. But with a drone, the most time-consuming part of the process — creating an electronic map of the scene — can be completed much faster.

“With the assistance of the UAV to capture high-resolution aerial images of a collision scene, it is anticipated that when deployed, road-closure time will be reduced significantly,” police said in a news release

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