Convinced that small unmanned aircraft systems are invaluable for investigating crime and accident scenes, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) has issued DJI drones to detectives and troopers statewide. With a public safety mission covering 18,699 lane mi., the state patrol started evaluating the use of drones in 2016 as a means to reduce road closure time associated with traffic accidents. It now has a fleet of 111 DJI Mavic and Matrice quadcopters that troopers and detectives store in the ...

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