Skip to comments.North Dakota sheriff gets drone license
Posted on 12/06/2012 8:02:32 AM PST by TurboZamboni
The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department has received a federal license to use a miniature helicopter drone as a law enforcement tool across 16 northeastern North Dakota counties.
The drone carries a camera and no weapons. It weighs 2 pounds and can easily be carried in a squad car.
The drone could have many uses, Sheriff Bob Rost said. Those could include finding lost children or escaped prisoners, monitoring a hazardous material spill or checking flood conditions, according to the Grand Forks Herald.
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I sure hope it doesn’t get shot down.
Having lived in ND, I can say that it has a small population and lots of open space, which include the rugged badlands. The extreme cold weather they endure also makes it good sense to employ the use of a drone. It could be helpful in finding a person lost out in that bitter cold a lot faster.
IMO, a drone makes sense up there.
The east side is the Liberal side, just look at the results of the last Senate election. Two major Universities (In ND, Moorhead State is in MN), one Air Base (GF), and no oil over there.
Honestly, I hate to sound like a conspiracy nut, but these drones have me worried. It’s all well and good that gun sales are going through the roof, but I really fear the day when drones - armed drones - will be used against citizens in the name of “anti-terrorism”.
Think of the government in Waco, or with Randy Weaver on steroids. Now, through in an armed drone with thermal imaging capabilities and one can easily see the evil that the government could unleash. And there is no doubt in my mind that the corrupt MSM would be cheering such action on.
A shotgun should do the trick.
“When everyone has drones, drones will have everyone”
Grand Forks gets darned cold, too—and a child can wander away from home in that area.
Other than Williston, which is experiencing a real oil boom right now, there just aren’t many large towns up there.
I also pretty much trust the governing bodies around there. I didn’t run in to many wild-eyed liberals while we were living there.
I still think that ND is one place where having a drone makes good sense.
Why does a *county* sheriff need permission to operate in 16 counties?
Just what we needed...........Barney Fife with a buzz-bomb.
It’s for the children. /sarcasm.
Good way to find where the elk are hiding come hunting season.
or coyotes, or a herd of white tails.....
He doesn't have legal jurisdiction in any other county except his own and he's the only one with the drone
So the federal government can give him jurisdiction to operate in another sheriff's county?
Could have some fun with one of these....
Noooooooooo, just a license to fly that thing and he can make himself and the drone available to whichever county requests his services......
If you've got a better explanation then you've probably got access to a heck of a lot more info than this article cited.