Colorado State Patrol aims to save time, lives with drones


Last updated 3/23/2021 at 3:58pm

Courtesy of Colorado State Patrol

CSP employees trained with drones on March 11.

Crash scenes are hectic, dangerous for first responders and motorists and can lead to extended delays as traffic comes to a standstill or is rerouted. However, crash scenes are also crime scenes that require securing and collecting evidence for legal and insurance purposes.

Last year, the Colorado State Patrol investigated 3,511 fatal and injury crashes. This year, dozens of troopers across the state are becoming certified operators of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), commonly known as drones, and turning hours into minutes for crash scene reconstruction at most of our large-scale in...

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