Letters to the Editor

Use drone technology to fight crime

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Dear Editor,

Drones can actually go anywhere in the country. They can cover lanes and alleys, but more importantly they can be used to take pictures even at night.

I am sure the data that could be gathered from a drones roaming the high crime areas can greatly assist the police to identify individuals carrying out criminal activities. Yes, they may try to shoot down the drones, but that is yet to be seen. And, I would rather risk a drone than the life of a policeman/woman.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force needs to set up a department of officers who are skilled in operating these drones to gather intelligence. These teams will be able to provide crucial evidence and thus allow investigators to be more effective. I have been to website where they provide training plus the drones.

I also encourage every business and homeowner to install cameras in their homes and in motor vehicles too.

I am of the firm view that criminals are very active because they know there is no system to identify them in the act.

I think these are better options than by limiting the public rights with these special zones of operation.

Mark Trought

marktrought@gmail.com

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