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Police drones to monitor crowds at footy, public events from next month

Police drones will be monitoring crowds at major Melbourne events and high-risk locations such as the MCG from next month following the launch of a specialist new drone unit.

The drones are able to run 24/7 and use night vision.

  • Erin Pearson
  • The Age

Funded by the state government, the specialist taskforce will also further arm the force in the fight against terrorism.

Inspector Craig Shepherd said the addition of mobile eyes in the sky would be a boost to the capability of police across the state including during a raft of emergency situations…

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