Pueblo police launching new drone program

Posted at 7:05 AM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 09:05:38-04

The Pueblo police department is launching a new drone program to help save lives.They say the technology will allow them to do more in the field and make the community safer for Pueblo’s citizens and officers. 
The department has purchased two drones and they tell News 5 the new equipment is very valuable. 

Deputy Chief of Operations Chris Noeller, says the drones will be used for a wide range of work including finding suspects quicker, searching for missing people and even locating the homeless. 

The unfortunate incidents that have happened in the state this year with the number of officers that have been shot or killed highlights how technology is an important part as well as tactics in what we do to provide safety to our officers and our community.

Just one of the drones with all of its equipment cost the department almost 20-thousand dollars. The Pueblo police say they’re moving as fast as they can and will get the program up and running in the coming weeks.