Hey guys, I am a police officer with a small Southeastern US town. I was talking with some guys after looking for a burglary suspect for three hours. We had his cellphone "pinged" which would only give me a accurate location within 450 meters (worthless in a crowded residential neighborhood).
I was talking about how nice it must be for the big departments to have air support for things like this and I know we could never afford a helo for our area. But then I brought up that maybe I should get someone to build me a police "UAV drone" that could deploy form the trunk of my cruiser and give me instant air surveillance. I found the "Draganfly" police UAV but if I want something like this I will have to buy it myself. So, that is why I am here, to see what the costs would be and how hard it would be to make something like that. A simple hovering drone with a IR camera would be perfect. It would also hav eto be able to hover on its own if I am having to deal with suspects or other distractions.
So what do you guys think? Is it even feasible to get something like this?
Thanks in advance for the help!