The City of Saint Martinville, Louisiana, Police Department has released drone patrol video footage from the Crime Suppression Unit it uses to crack down on crime. These air patrols will be conducted throughout the city at various times and enable the department to close in on suspected criminal activity or crime scenes until a patrol car is on scene.

The drone pilot has constant radio communication with patrol cars on the ground and can direct officers to the exact location of the incident, even using GPS technology to store the location for future reference.

Once the location is received, police say they will then monitor the location via drone, collect video to be followed up on, and shut down alleged drug and gun activity, according to KATC 3.

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