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Published: Thursday, May 2 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Big Mom
South Weber, UT

Did I miss something? Ogden PD does not have drones, never has, and has no plans to have them. Why the sudden attack on Ogden?

West Jordan, UT

@Big Mom - No they don't have drones, but they've submitted requests to the FAA to allow them to have blimps that would fly surveillance routes and monitor suspicious activities.

On the one hand, I feel police departments need to have access to technology that allows them to do their jobs better, and make the public safer. This is technology that would allow law enforcement to not only respond to crimes more quickly, but in some cases actually prevent it. But, if that comes at the expense of the people's right to privacy, then serious consideration needs to be given before employing such equipment. It's obviously a fine line.


I don't want any police department flying drones, especially for surveillance. That is simply too much power for them.

the old switcharoo
mesa, AZ

The police in general already fly surveillance with helicopters. They patrol in squad cars, get reports from neighbors and investigate suspicious activity undercover.

Drones just let them do it cheaper. It's still people looking around at the environment even if they are sitting on the ground.

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