Local Fraternal Order of Police donates drone to Aiken County Sheriff's Office

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) - 21st century technology is transforming how one local Sheriff's Office is enforcing the law. 

On Wednesday, the CSRA Lodge #6 Fraternal Order of Police donated a drone to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. 

The drone, which can be used day and night, can go up to 400 feet in the air and travel up to 4 miles away from the operator. A single battery last up to 30 minutes. 

The new technology helps deputies enforce the law in ways they couldn't before. 

"With modern technology we wanted to be able to provide a tool that they, the sheriff's department, can use aid in the recovery of lost children, searching for escapees or people that just recently committed crimes," said Bob Beasley, the President CSRA Lodge #6. "To support their bloodhound tracking team." 

The specific drone, donated to the sheriff's offce, does not require a license to operate. 

Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 for the latest on this developing story. 

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