May 21, 2013

Last week, Police Chief Pete Carey said he was looking at reactivating the Police Department’s helicopter unit, as well as unmanned aircraft — drones, in other words.

His comments came during Mayor Steve Bach’s town hall meeting at Broadmoor Elementary, after a citizen asked what can be done to get aviation assets to respond to wildland fires quicker and whether drones are viable for early detection of fires.

“Unmanned aircraft is going to be the future,” Carey said. “There’s a lot of concerns about this, as far as restricted air space, especially around Colorado Springs, with the military bases.”

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