Thursday, August 13, 2015
Is this drone a good idea?
Juniper Park in Middle Village Queens is the kind of huge gathering place where everything gets noticed.
Especially a white quad-copter, or drone, emblazoned with what looks like an NYPD logo.
“We’ve now been requested by the 104th precinct to now cover all the townships of the 104th precinct,” said Mark Pearson of the 104th Pct. Civilian Patrol.
But Mark Pearson of the 104th Precinct Civilian Patrol, a volunteer organization that works closely with, but is not officially linked to the police department, is not flying this machine in any official capacity.
You’re looking at what could be the new face of community patrols – except Pearson intends to use his drone to find missing children.
“Wouldn’t you like to be able to find a missing child within let’s say fifteen minutes of getting the call out. We have over sixty members of the civilian patrol. We can mobilize our cars within a matter of minutes,” said Pearson.