REDMOND — It’s not quite Robocop, but the Redmond Police Department Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) might be the closest thing to it.
RPD launched the system in mid-August and intends to use it to expedite the investigation of serious traffic collisions.
“This technology will allow us to complete complex traffic collision investigations in a fraction of the time it currently takes," Captain Erik Scairpon said. "The system will lower staffing costs during a major incident, allow us to open roads quicker to lessen traffic impacts, and improve the safety for our officers by not placing them in the roadway.”
King County – Motorists driving impaired will have a greater chance of being pulled over by law enforcement, as nearly 150 additional DUI patrols kicked off across the state.