West Memphis Police Pressure Unveil New Drone Response Unit – FOX13 Information Memphis

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. – New technologies make it easier and faster for the police to solve crimes such as murders, barricade situations and much more.

The new West Memphis Police Chief introduces a new drone response unit.

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He said the new system could save lives.

West Memphis Police Chief Michael Pope said this technology will help in emergency situations.

Whether they are trying to solve a missing person case or a murder, it will all help the investigation into this bridge.

West Memphis officials revealed a FOX13 video of officers watching drone videos minutes after a shooting in the Courtyard Apartments.

Pope spoke to FOX13 about the new drone response unit his department is introducing to quickly resolve the investigation.

“The drone was an important piece of equipment that we used in this incident,” said Pope. “It gave us valuable information that will help us identify suspects in our investigation, as well as identify witnesses. It played a crucial role in the safety of our officers. “

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Pope said investigators used the drone to get information about what happened before officers arrived on the scene.

“It could be a domestic area, it could be anything where the drone gets to the place before the cars get there, and it can also give the officers an answer, playing on whatever is going on before they get on Arrive at the scene of the crime. ”Said Pope.

Pope said this new technology will also make it easier to help with missing persons cases.

“It also has a good sensor. If someone gets lost in the forest, we can get a sensor, locate them, and send the rescue teams to help the people who need their injuries. “

Pope plans to present this to the other departments on Monday. He’ll show you how it works.

This is also helpful when identifying license plates.

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