WEBXTRA: Tyler Police purchases drone to help in searches for missing children

WEBXTRA: Tyler PD drone

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The Tyler Police Department recently purchased a new, state-of-the-art drone with help from Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers funded the $3,500 purchase.

Officials with the Tyler Police Department said Wednesday that the drone will most be used in searches for missing children.

The drone has a four-mile radius, and the officers who operate have to remain in light-of-sight view of the drone at all times. The drone has the capability to record video and send it back to the police department.

We’ll have more on this later.

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