Technology

Seven Steps to Launching a Successful Police Department Drone Program

James Bushey Starting a drone program is a significant undertaking and may be intimidating if you have no experience launching a new technological program. There are many considerations at every step of the journey – from equipment startup costs to figuring out how many batteries you’ll need and where you’ll operate in terms of airspace. These factors take time and resources, even for experienced operators. Starting a drone program requires dedicated supplies, support and experience. Here, I’ll walk you through…

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How Law Enforcement Is Using Genealogy Testing Services to Solve Cold Cases

Dr. Chuck Russo and Katherine C. Russo Recent news headlines highlight the creative and effective ways law enforcement agencies are using commercial Direct To Consumer (DTC) genealogy tests to close decades old cold cases. By using DTC genealogy testing services, police have been able to identify suspects linked to the murders of Christy Mirack, Tanya Van Culenborg, Jay Cook, and the many victims of the Golden State Killer. This investigation technique opens the door to potentially solving many more cold…