I, for one, welcome our new drone-policing overlords.
That’s right: South Australia has jumped on board with policing-by-drone, buying several UAV drones at around $200,000 a pop (including licensing, training, etc).
The tender process for the drone program is out there right now, according to the Adelaide Now, and it details how the SA Police are after drones with video, infrared and still cameras for chasing bad guys.
South Australia seems likely to join the ranks of the drone-based surveillance forces, including Customs, which plans to spend on autonomous drones to patrol the coastline for illegal fishing vessels. [Adelaide Now]