December 5, 2019

Drone Used in Apprehension of Fleeing Suspect


In a new twist in the civilian use of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (or RPAS, TC terminology for drones), such a device was used to assist police in chasing down a suspected drunk driver who fled on foot after ramming two RCMP cruisers in northern British Columbia last week.

The drone, being operated nearby by the B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS), was called into action to assist police officers and their K-9 assistants in locating the suspect.

The COS officers were justifiably proud of their work, later tweeting:

Photo by Jason Blackeye