The Point, Jan. 8, 2020: How Florida Law Enforcement’s Drone Usage Might Expand This Year

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Alachua County Fire Rescue is already using them, Gainesville police would like to start doing so, and plenty of other public safety agencies around the state are experimenting with drones in their operations. But a new state Senate bill would expand and codify in Florida law exactly what the agencies could use the aerial technology to do. The 2020 session begins Tuesday, and the bill would require at least two more Senate hearings and companion legislation in the state House over the next two months. (WUFT News)

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About Jasmine Dahlby

Jasmine is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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