The Elkhart Police Department will soon be taking to the skies.
A $15,000r drone was donated by a local businessman, and police expect the device will allow them to cover a lot of ground and save time in an emergency.
Police Captain Brian Moore tells the South Bend Tribune he’s been looking at drone technology for quite a while. The drone features night vision capabilities and a thermal camera, and the department expects to train several officers to use it.
A $15,000 ATV scout vehicle that can be used by the drone operator in the field was also donated to the department by a local business.