The application of drones equipped with optical, zoom, and/or thermal cameras allow law enforcement to be more effective. Drone technology allows officials to have a better vantage point in situations where sending ground personnel in blind is too risky. This technology also allows accident or crime scenes to be better evaluated to help understand the timeline of events that occurred.
The following infographic provides some interesting facts and statistics about how drones are being used by law enforcement, the types of drones that are out in the field right now, and police drone cameras.
Source: Police and Law Enforcement Drones: Drones In The Field Infographic by Dronefly.com