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Miami-Dade police said only licensed pilots with the aviation unit will operate the devices because the airspace in the county is so busy.
Only the Miami-Dade police department and the Houston police department were given permission by the FAA to experiment with the drones.
“The capability of the unit is phenomenal,” said Miami-Dade Detective Juan Villalba.
The unmanned aircraft will be used during SWAT team and tactical operations, especially when officers need video of a heavily armed suspect.
The Miami-Dade police department has not yet taken possession on its drone, but the Houston police department has and is already conducting tests.
They’re testing Honeywell’s Micro Air Vehicle.