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Duluth Police Department Gets FAA Approval For Drones

Jan 11, 2017

There will soon be more "eyes in the sky" for one part of Gwinnett County.

The Duluth Police Department will be able use drones for official police business. This means officers will be able to use drones as they search for suspects, missing people and suspicious devices.

Drone training in Duluth starts Wednesday afternoon and officials say there will be one drone proficient officer on each shift, should one be necessary.

According to a press release from the department, the drones will have high-definition cameras, infrared capabilities and daytime and nighttime abilities.

Duluth is the second department in the area to get drone approval from the FAA.

The Gwinnett County Police Department was authorized in August.    

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