Local police use of drones soon anticipated

After months of preparation, testing and training, the Imperial County Sheriff's Office stands ready to deploy its unmanned aerial vehicles, similar to the one pictured here. COURTESY OF THE IMPERIAL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

EL CENTRO — A pair of local law enforcement agencies are in the process of implementing plans to use unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, for its operations.

The two agencies include the El Centro Police Department and the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office, which are at different stages of their respective initiatives.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at jmorales@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3415.

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