Eyes in the skies: Springfield Police discuss drone liftoff

A stock image of a drone

SPRINGFIELD – City Council this week considered the implementation of drone usage as a means to strengthen the methods of 21st century policing in Springfield. 

It’s a topic that both Springfield councilors and police officers are already foreshadowing as controversial, especially as it relates to Constitutional considerations.

But Chief Andy Shearer and Sergeant Brian Keetle said SPD is well-poised to bring this equipment online, and that its capabilities will only make citizens and officers safer. 

So, what exactly are . . .