Collierville approves drone system for town law enforcement

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved the use of drone equipment for its police and fire departments.

The Board unanimously approved the Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft System during a meeting Monday.

The drones would help keep law enforcement personnel safe while in the line of duty.

According to the Commercial Appeal, Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane said the drones could be used in multiple situations - mass casualty events, missing persons and disaster response and recovery, to name a few.

Lane said the team would be made up of one lieutenant, three police officers and three firefighters, according to the CA.