Drone aids local community group in fighting crime

2018-11-07 06:00
An aerial picture taken by the drone during Halloween in Bellevue. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

An aerial picture taken by the drone during Halloween in Bellevue. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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BELLEVUE community watch group chairman Malcolm Moodley said that the group has now upgraded their methods of keeping their neighbourhood safe through the use of drone technology.

After a resident purchased a drone and began flying it around, Moodley said that he was given a demonstration of what the drone can do and quickly started doing research to see how it could be implemented in crime fighting.

“I did the research and found out about the applications and limitations of the drone technology and realised that it could help our neighbourhood watch drastically in searching for suspects in the area,” said Moodley.

Moodley then began discussing the drone technology approach in crime fighting with patrol members and neighbouring farm owners.

“I approached various patrol members and farmers to start using the drone to assist in the anti-poaching operation on the outskirts of Bellevue,” said Moodley, who added that since then they have begun testing the effectiveness of the drone in the residential part of the neighbourhood.

Recently the drone was used to ensure that children and parents from the neighbourhood were kept safe as they trick and treated during Halloween celebrations in the area.

“We ensured that the Halloween event went smoothly and have only good feedback from our use of the drone. We will be prepared the next time a house breaking or any other crime occurs,” promised Moodley.

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